Nutrition [ID: 41]

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Nutrition is an integral part of Agenda 2030. It is directly referred to in SDG2, but it also links many of the targets of several other goals. Agriculture is considered as a prime candidate for nutrition sensitive programming. Agriculture is and will continue to play an essential role in ensuring an accessible supply of diverse, nutritious food at all times, either from the market or from farmer’s own production.

Increasingly donors are working to identify, share and promote agriculture and rural development’s potential to bolster food security and nutrition, to harness linkages between nutrition and agriculture and between nutrition and health, and to increase engagement with long-term approaches towards food security and nutrition and ultimately towards the implementation of the SDGs. Agriculture is considered as a prime candidate for nutrition sensitive programming. Agriculture is and will continue to play an essential role in ensuring an accessible supply of diverse, nutritious food at all times, either from the market or from farmer’s own production. In the past agricultural development projects have relied mainly on increasing production and raising incomes to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security. While this approach has its benefits, it is now widely recognised that higher levels of production and income alone have a limited impact on improving nutrition.

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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest Nutrition [ID: 174]

Moringa oleifera - A promising approach to combat malnutrition?

Bonn | Germany | 12 Apr 2017 |  Moringa is a well-known “superfood” offering an endless variety of health benefits. But how can the green leafy plant effectively be used in the global fight against malnutrition?

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Uni Helsinki research on adolescent girls in Mozambique

Helsinki | Finland | 17 Mar 2017 | In developing countries, children and women suffer the most from hunger and adverse effects of malnutrition. It has been estimated that maternal and child undernutrition is the underlying cause of more than 3 million child deaths yearly.

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HarvestPlus selected as 2017 Launch Food Innovator

Washington D.C. | United States | 1 Feb 2017 | One of the most active members of the nutrition work stream of the Platform was recognised for its pioneering work in making staple food crops more nutritious and available to rural communities around the world.

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Events Nutrition [ID: 175]
2017
9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture Europe 2017

The European edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will host the Agtech Leaders Summit from 9-10 May to support government, industry and science as hundreds of experts convene to find new ways to ensure sufficient, competitive, safe, and sustainable food production.

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2017
9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Vilach, Austria

Agriculture Days Conference 2017

The 5th Annual Agrifuture Days Conference 2017 will take place on 9-10 May 2017. The organisers look forward to making Agrifuture Days 2017 a learning opportunity for partners, friends and colleagues attending the conference while sharing the beautiful location in Kigali, the main city of Rwanda / Africa.

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2017
1. June
Global | Thursday, 1. June 2017 | Worldwide

World Milk Day 2017

The UN declared in 2001 World Milk Day to take place every June 1, recognising how important milk is for healthy nutrition and the fact that dairy sector supports the livelihoods of up to one billion people worldwide.

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2017
6. June
Global | Tuesday, 6. June 2017 | Brussels, Belgium

Food Security and Nutrition in an Urbanizing World

Hyper-urbanization and its implications for food security and nutrition in urban and rural areas is an urgent concern that has gained increasing attention over the years.

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Interviews Nutrition [ID: 186]

INTERVIEW | Gina Kennedy, Bioversity

“Part of that international effort is focused on nutrition and part of the goal on nutrition is to look how agriculture can become more nutrition-sensitive.”

WEBINAR | Bader Mahaman Dioula, Action Against Hunger

“The programm illustrated the importance of designing agriculture and food security interventions with explicit nutrition goal.”

WEBINAR | Victor Pinga, SPRING project

“By improving the quality and quantity of small-scale production, we potentially increase income that is controlled by women.”

Publications Headline [ID: 190]
Publications Nutrition [ID: 189]

NOURISHING MILLIONS – STORIES

This new publication is a collection of stories of change. It recognises that nutrition is currently receiving unprecedented attention and that people need guidance on how to design, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programs.

FROM PROMISE TO IMPACT – THE GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT

In June 2016, the Global Nutrition Report was released. It documents the world’s progress in combating malnutrition, and it identifies best practice examples and actions to accelerate that progress and fill existing gaps.

ADOPTING A TERRITORIAL APPROACH TO FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION POLICY

Strategies to address food insecurity and poverty in rural areas remain complex, but focusing policy approaches on one issue limits the needed long-term sectoral and territorial inclusiveness of food security strategies.

PLATES, PYRAMIDS AND PLANET: FAO/FCRN ANALYSIS OF DIETARY GUIDELINES AND SUSTAINABILITY

A new report published jointly by the FAO and the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at the University of Oxford in May, that makes a case for addressing sustainability and climate change when promoting good nutrition.

Downloads Nutrition [ID: 192]

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Notes and Briefs

Workstream

  • Nutrition workplan 2016 (PDF, 169.9 KiB) In 2016 the workstream has focused on bringing a more nutrition sensitive approach to donors’ portfolios of agriculture and food security, improving the coordination with SUN, contributing to food safety in developing countries and improving knowledge exchange.

Meeting Minutes

Contacts Nutrition [ID: 176]

Contact | Chair

Lynn Brown

Chair of the Nutrition workstream

Contact | Member

Mauro Ghirotti

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Contact | SECRETARIAT

Martina Karaparusheva

Junior Policy Advisor

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Social Media Headline [ID: 370]

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