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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

Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: India
R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Efforts to give a pro-nutrition focus to agriculture to address the problem of undernutrition in developing countries have predominantly focused on boosting production and/or consumption of nutritious foods by farm households. While t...
Stakeholder Perceptions of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies and Practice: Evidence from Afghanistan
N. Poole; C. Echavez; D. Rowland / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Like in other countries in the South Asian region, malnutrition is a serious problem in Afghanistan: the latest national statistics confirm high rates of stunting among vulnerable groups such as children under the age of five (nationa...
New knowledge on children and young people: a synthesis of evidence
R. Marcus; E. Page; J. Stephenson; D. Walker / Overseas Development Institute 2015
This report synthesises insights on children and young people (CYP) from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation ...
Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases
The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the World Health Organization, provides a roadmap and a menu of policy options for Member States and other stakeholders to t...
Debates on the sugar tax
Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus ...
Agriculture, nutrition and the green revolution in Bangladesh
D.D. Headey; J. Hoddinott / Science Direct 2016
This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutriti...
Climate change and food security in India
M. Chakrabarty / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi 2016
Climate change has added to the enormity of India's food-security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. ...
Living on a spike: how is the 2011 food price crisis affecting poor people?
N. Hossain; D. Green / Oxfam 2011
Global food prices rose through much of 2010 and into early 2011. What does that mean for the lives of poor people in developing countries, who spend up to 80 per cent of their household income on food? To find out, IDS research partn...
Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: IDS Bulletin
P. Scott-Villiers (ed); A.W. Kelbert (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2015
Between 2007 and 2012 global food price volatility affected millions of people on low and precarious incomes. As food has been increasingly commodified and people on low incomes have struggled to pay for life's necessities, th...
Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan
S. Zuberi; R. Mehmood; H. Gazdar / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
How can agriculture play a more effective role in improving nutrition in countries with a high burden of hidden hunger and where an increasing proportion of the poor sources its food from the market? There is a need to understand how ...
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