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December 4, 2018Knowledge Portal
Intra-household dynamics and dietary diversity

This technical paper summarises key findings and lessons learnt from applying an intra-household dynamics lens to nutrition. The results highlight the importance of longer-time frame and value of targeting different household members to change deeply entrenched norms which impact women’s decision making around what food is prepared. »

December 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
An egg for everyone: Pathways to universal access to one of nature’s most nutritious foods

This article collates country‐level data on egg production, availability, consumption, prices, industry structure, and contextual trends and use these to estimate current patterns and likely future outcomes under four alternative scenarios. The accelerated spread of large-scale intensive production is needed to meet the needs or urban populations. »

November 29, 2018Knowledge Portal
Women’s empowerment in agriculture and dietary quality across the life course: Evidence from Bangladesh

This article examines the relationship between women’s empowerment in agriculture and indicators of individual dietary quality. The findings suggest that women’s empowerment is associated with better dietary quality of individuals within the household, but the strength of this association varies across the life course. »

November 29, 2018Knowledge Portal
Global Nutrition Report 2018: Shining a light to spur action on nutrition

The yearly Global Nutrition Report casts a light on where there has been progress on nutrition and identifies where major problems still lie, and thus where actions are needed to consolidate progress and fill major gaps. Most countries are off-track and none are making progress on the full suite of nutrition targets for 2025. There is still a financial gap which and it is an outstanding challenge to cost, fund and implement the nutrition targets. »

November 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets

This policy brief has the key aim to provide advice to policy makers on how to reduce food loss and waste, especially of nutrient-rich foods, for better nutrition security. Loss and waste both fundamentally affect the availability and affordability of foods which make up healthy diet. However, addressing loss and waste in nutrient-rich foods presents a particular challenge. »

November 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Family poultry: Multiple roles, systems, challenges, and options for sustainable contributions to household nutrition security through a planetary health lens

This article addresses key issues associated with the production of family poultry eggs in support of improved nutrition and sustainable, nutrition-sensitive agricultural practices. Family poultry production requires attention to husbandry practices, disease prevention and control in line with national and international animal health regulations, and food safety. »