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From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
June 22, 2016Study
From promise to impact. Ending malnutrition by 2030
Theme: Nutrition Security

The only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition, the Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to our successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress. »

June 13, 2016Knowledge Portal
Leveraging agriculture for nutrition in South Asia and East Africa: Examining the enabling environment through stakeholder perceptions

This article investigates the link between agriculture and nutrition in South Asia and East Africa and how better enabling environments can be created. South Asia and East Africa have the highest concentration of undernutrition and the majority of the nutritionally vulnerable populations here is dependent upon agriculture as a primary source of livelihood. The agriculture sector and agri-food system are considered to be central to sustained progress in reducing undernutrition. »

April 25, 2016Knowledge Portal
Sources of food price volatility and child malnutrition in Niger and Malawi

This article investigates how other indicators than just international food price spikes influence food price volatility and child malnutrition in Niger and Malawi. In recent times, considerable attention has been paid to the nutritional impact of the sharp hikes in the international food prices which took place in 2007–8 and 2010–11. While understandable, this growing focus has perhaps obscured the impact of other variables affecting malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. »

January 14, 2016Knowledge Portal
Right to Food Journal: Supporting the struggle for the Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition

This journal elaborates on the increasing influence of transnational corporation over policy-making and its impact on the realization of the human right to food and nutrition. It was published on the occasion of Human Rights Day and features political and legal analyses of corporate influencing and stories from the ground. »

Global Nutrition Report 2015
September 17, 2015News
Global Nutrition Report 2015
Theme: Nutrition Security

“While we know more than ever about how to combat malnutrition, too little of this knowledge is being acted upon.” Next week, the Global Nutrition Report 2015 will be launched in New York. The report is the second in an series of annual reports, of which the 2014 version was debated in a lively event »

September 17, 2015Knowledge Portal
Food price spikes relation to malnutrition among children in Andhra Pradesh, India

This article in the The Journal of Nutrition, investigated the associations between food price spikes and childhood malnutrition in Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s largest states. The authors tested the hypothesis that the escalating prices of rice, legumes, eggs, and other staples of Indian diets significantly increased the risk of wasting (weight-for-height z scores) in children. »