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July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Improving policy coherence for food security and nutrition in South Africa: a qualitative policy analysis

This article (PDF) in the Food Security Journal analyses the coherence of food supply policy content with respect to nutrition and food security in South Africa. In the rise of the double burden of malnutrition, the supply-side policy interventions are a critical component of action. However, the food supply is governed by a number of different »

Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Exploring the potential of local foods to alleviate malnutrition

With malnutrition rampant in many parts of the world, specific interventions are needed to promote healthy diets. This session on “Nutrition and consumption” focused on the preferences of local consumers and made the case for promoting “local foods”, which can be added to diets to diversify consumption patterns. However, promoting local foods to people at risk and the general population comes with both nutritional benefits and risks, which need to be explored. In parallel, the implications of various interventions for local and national value chain development also need to be explored. »

October 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Robust policy needed to counter growing inequality and malnutrition across the globe

This article argues that to ensure global food supply into the future, governments must formulate sharper and more robust policy to counter inequality and climate change. From the knowledge gathered during a large-scale research program the FOODSECURE Navigator was created, an online toolbox that helps policymakers see the bigger picture. »

October 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Global nutrition report: Towards a global governance in nutrition

This assessment critically looks at the Global Nutrition Reports. It suggests that the underlying purpose of these Reports is not so much to tackle the problem of nutrition as to generate and mainstream a certain discourse to facilitate global governance in nutrition with a view towards capital accumulation. »

September 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
The urbanization of malnutrition

This article discusses how rapid urbanization is shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. Rural marginal landholders, compelled to abandon their food producing role, migrate to urban centers to join instead the growing millions of consumers. »

March 30, 2017Knowledge Portal
Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt’s exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies

This book examines the two nutritional challenges which Egypt faces in depth and their relationship to public policy. The first challenge is the “growth-nutrition disconnect.” High economic growth has not been accompanied by reduction in chronic child malnutrition. Instead, the prevalence of child stunting increased during this decade—an atypical trend for a country outside wartime. The second challenge is the simultaneous presence of chronic undernutrition and overnutrition. »