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September 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
The state of food security and nutrition in the world

This report monitors progress towards the SDG targets of ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. After a prolonged decline, a recent increase in undernourishment could signal a reversal of trends. The report singles out conflict – increasingly compounded by climate change – as one of the key drivers behind the resurgence of hunger and many forms of malnutrition. »

September 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Diversification for sustainable food systems

This edition of the Greats Insights magazine has a thematic focus on sustainable food systems. The articles seek to address the ‘People, Profit and Planet’ sustainability challenge in food systems, focusing on how greater sustainability and inclusiveness are achievable. »

September 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sustainable diets for healthy people and a healthy planet

This discussion paper connects the dots between sustainable food systems, dietary patterns, health, nutrition and climate change mitigation. Developing a global food system to deliver healthy diets for a growing population, while reducing the environmental impact and reining in climate change, is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. »

September 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Global fortification data exchange

This analysis and visualization tool provides data on food fortification. The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) includes indicators on food fortification legislation from 1942 to the present as well as available standards, food availability, and intake for over 230 countries. »

August 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Beyond nutrition, investing in livestock can also deliver on health

This blog describes how the livestock sector could contribute to nutrition and public health, while also describing the risks on the human-animal interface. Animal-sourced foods are important sources of nutrition and health, providing a broad spectrum of nutrients, energy and protein. »

August 16, 2017Knowledge Portal
Supermarket shopping and nutritional outcomes: A panel data analysis for urban Kenya

This article examines the effects of supermarkets on consumer diets and nutrition in Kenya. Rising obesity rates in developing countries are the result of changes in people’s diets and lifestyles. Modernizing food retail environments may also play a certain role. »