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June 28, 2017Knowledge Portal
Fruit production and consumption: Practices, preferences and attitudes of women in rural western Kenya

This study identified practices, preferences, attitudes and decision-making for fruit consumption, production, and use of income generated from these activities. Additionally, it assessed the contribution of fruits to closing nutritional gaps in Western Kenya during two different (rainy and dry) seasons. »

June 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Stories of change in nutrition

This special issue analyzes drivers of change in six high-burden countries (Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia) which had some success in accelerating improvements in nutrition. »

May 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice: Options for intervention

This publication provides a list of food system-based intervention options to improve nutrition and a set concrete entry points for maximizing the impact of each intervention. For each intervention, information is provided on: what the intervention includes; why it has the potential to improve nutrition and how it could be made more nutrition-sensitive. »

May 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Impact of school gardens in Nepal

This article evaluates the combined impact of school gardens linked to complementary lessons and promotional activities about gardening and nutrition. The impact is measured as the nutritional awareness, knowledge, perceptions, eating behaviour and nutritional status of 10- to 15-year-old schoolchildren in Nepal. »

May 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agriculture, food systems, and nutrition: Meeting the challenge

This article reviews the role agriculture plays in improving nutrition, how food systems are changing rapidly due to globalization, trade liberalization, and urbanization, and the implications this has for nutrition globally. Malnutrition is a multisectoral, multi-level problem. »

Launch of the Scaling-up Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project
April 13, 2017Research project
Launch of the Scaling-up Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture project

End March, the NWO-WOTRO funded project “Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Vietnam and Lao PDR” was officially launched in Lao PDR. The launch was hosted by the National Institute of Public Health and saw the involvement of a number of consortium partners and stakeholders from both countries. The main objectives of this event were to develop a shared understanding of the project, discuss expectations and make a joint plan of activities. »