G.Smith (CIAT)

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Innovative Partnerships Models to Advance Nutrition and Security

Marc Van AmeringenExecutive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) The food system is an essential part our lives in many respects. It is a very complex, integrated network that comprises not only supply chains of big companies, but also the institutions, the businesses and the people involved in the production, consumption, and distribution of… Read more »

K. Trautmann

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How climate change affects malnutrition

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 — that is the second Sustainable Development Goal, adopted in September by the United Nations. Today, 800 million people are going hungry, close to 2 billion people are malnourished and another 2 billion are overweight or obese. Unhealthy diets, causing chronic diseases… Read more »


Nutrition toolkit on Integrated homestead food production (IHFP)

In 1977, IFAD made improving “the nutritional level of the poorest populations in developing countries” one of the principal objectives of its founding agreement. Since then, governments, civil society and development organizations also have come to recognize the central importance of nutrition. Not only is nutrition an outcome of economic growth, but, by improving human… Read more »

E.Hermanowicz (Bioversity International)

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Modelling underutilized foods into diets that boost health and food security

Written by Celine Termote Scientists working with communities in Kenya have demonstrated an innovative approach to boosting the nutritional quality of local diets while also reducing their cost. Their work capitalized on the opportunities presented by a seemingly unlikely situation: high rates of malnourishment in an area with high agricultural biodiversity. This incongruity results from… Read more »