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The gateway to knowledge for food and nutrition security. Connecting business, science, civil society and policy.

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014

This week the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014  was launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its Human Development Report. The MPI is designed to be a comprehensive measure of acute individual poverty across over 100 developing countries. The MPI is complementary to traditional income-based measures of poverty, capturing scarcities people »

Food Security Exchange Embassies

The Food Security Exchange for policy officers from Dutch Embassies was organized by the Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, and took place from May 6 to May 9, 2014. »

Looking for consultants soil fertility: call closed

The F&BKP is preparing a desk study on soil fertility, in close collaboration with its partner the Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI), an emergent network that addresses the problem of declining soil fertility.  The study should provide insight into active international, regional and local networks, institutional ‘entrances’ (e.g. identification of situations with a high sense of »

Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013

According to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet, almost one third of the global population is overweight or obese. Approximately 2.1 billion people fall into those two categories, with 671 million defined as clinically obese.  The report found that the highest rates of obesity are in the Middle East and North »