New! Nutrition Security

In this section, you may find new materials that have been published on the topic of “Nutrition Security” since the date of the event. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in the briefing.

Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
IFPRI, 1 November 2014
In its second full year, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has progressed from establishing its research agenda and partnerships, to identifying and assessing key drivers of change, the role of different actors, and the potential for different approaches to catalyze change and improve the nutrition and health of poor communities.

Measuring impact: What makes it harder for nutrition?, 28 July 2014
Last week, I was asked to speak at the Institute of Development Studies Nutrition Summer School. It was a wonderfully sunny day and a chance for me to reflect on the challenges for all of us to ensure that scaling up programming and money will count so child nutrition can improve. A year ago at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, the U.K. Department for International Development committed to triple spending on programs that directly tackle child malnutrition. We also agreed to ensure an extra 8 percent of our programs that have an indirect and long-term impact on child stunting — such as agriculture or education — will measure their impact on nutrition indicators. Since 2010, we have been rapidly increasing our use of independent evaluations to measure impact, with over 300 evaluations commissioned, 36 of those of our nutrition programs.

– Developing a Sustainable Nutrition Research Agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa – Findings from the SUNRAY Project
Plosmedicine, 28 January 2014
Despite considerable economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), undernutrition rates have not improved compared to other parts of the world. In addition, diet-related noncommunicable diseases have emerged as a public health issue in SSA. Emerging threats, including climatic and demographic changes, affect the nutritional status of populations in SSA and will require effective and innovative mitigation measures. At the same time, there are concerns that scarce resources for actions to improve nutrition are not focused on the interventions with the highest effectiveness.

Reflections on the SUNRAY findings: Time for an African Nutrition Research Consortium?
Development Horizons, 31 January 2014
This week saw the long anticipated publication in PLOS Medicine of “Developing a Sustainable Nutrition Research Agenda inSub-Saharan Africa—Findings from the SUNRAY Project” by Carl Lachat, Eunice Nago, Dominique Roberfroid, Michelle Holdsworth, Karlien Smit, Joyce Kinabo, Wim Pinxten, Annamarie Kruger and Patrick Kolsteren. The 2 year project, funded by the EU, centres on discussions with 117 stakeholders from 40 African countries (by invitation only from the SUNRAY team, above) who shared their views (using participatory methods) on their priorities for nutrition research and actions to create an enabling environment for African research on African nutrition.

Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition
Paepard, 31 January 2014
The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), is launching, at the request of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) a study on critical and emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition, to inform the work of the CFS.

Ending Undernutrition: In Clear Sight?
Development Horizons, 30 January 2013
How optimistic should we be about progress in global nutrition?  Global poverty rates have fallen dramatically over the past 20 years because of rapid economic growth in China, combined with its relatively low initial levels of inequality and its large population. Will we see the same for global stunting rates because of progress in India?  Will India be the new China?

Eating well for good health: Lessons on nutrition and healthy diets
FAO, 2013
Eating well for good health is a learning module designed to explore basic concepts of good nutrition, health and healthy diets. The lessons are meant for anyone who wants to learn how to improve their diets and eating habits. They can be used both inside and outside the classroom by students, teachers, youth or community groups and by individuals who want to learn on their own.

Hunger and Malnutrition: Then and Now
Development Horizons, 02 October 2012
Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, provides the foreword of the November 2012 edition of the IDS Virtual Bulletin on hunger and malnutrition.

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