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Our Nutrition Resource Guide provides access to relevant, diverse and credible research and resources on nutrition. It focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition; nutrition specific interventions; nutrition sensitive interventions; and the political economy of undernutrition. It aims to inform those seeking to bring critical perspectives from development to the heart of the debates on nutrition.
Road to Rio Summit, Nutrition for Growth

Dieter Telemans, Panos Pctures
The Nutrition for Growth Summit will take place on August 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the day before the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.

Titus Mung’ou, Clementina Ngina and Manaan Mumma, from Kenya’s Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA), write for Eldis on the commitments they hope Kenya will make on this occasion.

Latest Documents

Measuring Resilience
P. Sturgess / Evidence on Demand 2016
The prominence of the resilience narrative in international development contexts has led to a drive to justify spending on resilience-related interventions. This resource deals with the thorny issue of how to measure resilience. It pr...
Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030
International Food Policy Research Institute 2016
The Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that provides an independent annual review of countries progress towards meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets and recommends actions to accelerate that progress...
Reframing undernutrition: faecally - transmitted infections and the 5 As
R. Chambers; G. von Medeazza / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
The dominant nutrition discourse concerns access to adequate food and its quality. It now includes food security, food rights and justice, governance and agriculture. Despite many initiatives to assure food access, and growing economi...
Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets
A. Flores-Martinez; G. Zanello; B. Shankar; N. Poole / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Anemia is a nutrition problem of global importance. Based on data from 107 countries worldwide, Stevens et al. [1] estimated that 29% of non-pregnant women (translating to 496 million non-pregnant women), 38% of pregnant women (transl...
Edible insects and the future of food
D. Glover; A. Sexton / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
Some experts think that edible insects could be a good option for sustainable protein production and consumption, and one of the keys to global food security in a world of nine billion people or more. Here the authors have use...
From uniformity to diversity: a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
IPES Food / The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems 2016
The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosyste...
Enabling and equipping women to improve nutrition
N. Mucha / Bread for the World 2016
Malnutrition during the 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday has irreversible physical, cognitive, and health consequences, reducing a person’s lifetime earning potential. For many countries with high r...
Empowering women and girls to improve nutrition: building a sisterhood of success
Scaling Up Nutrition 2016
As evidence has long suggested, gender inequality can be a cause as well as an effect of hunger and malnutrition. Not surprisingly, higher levels of gender discrimination are associated with higher levels of both acute and chr...
Demographics, societal aging, and meat consumption in China
AgEcon Search 2016
Drawn on the data collected by surveying 1,340 urban households from 6 cities in China, this paper estimates the impacts of demographic structure and population ageing on household meat consumption, by jointly considering meat consume...
Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-Level Analysis for India
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain. This study...
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