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    Low input food and nutrition security: growing and eating more for less

    Food & Nutrition Security and Permaculture in Malawi, 2005
    Tackling food insecurity in Malawi has moved away from emergency aid towards relief and recovery, with government policy looking at food diversification and nutrition. Produced following a nine-month study conducted in Malawi throughout 2005 involving twenty pilot projects, this manual presents a step by step and hands-on approach to achieve food security.
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    Training guide for community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM)

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008
    A significant gap remains between need and capacity for management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children. This is despite clear advances in the development and implementation of international and national protocols for the management of SAM, as well as guidelines and training for inpatient care of severely acutely malnourished children.
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    Global economic prospects: commodities at the crossroads

    World Bank, 2008
    2008 was a turbulent year for the world economy: the financial turmoil that started in 2007 intensified significantly with the banking crisis that hit the United States and Europe in September 2008. Initially, developing countries were relatively unaffected by these developments but more recently, the 2009 growth outlooks for many have diminished.
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    Impact of climate change and bioenergy on nutrition

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2008
    This paper examines the consequences of climate change and rising bioenergy demand for sustainable development, food security and nutrition throughout the lifecycle.
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    Can working with the private for-profit sector improve utilisation of quality health services by the poor? A systematic review of the literature

    2007
    This paper published in the International Journal for Equity in Health reviews the literature on the effectiveness of interventions that involve working with private for-profit providers to expand access to quality health services for poor and disadvantaged populations.
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    Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults

    The Lancet, 2008
    This research article from The Lancet examines the impact of a nutrition intervention in early childhood on adult economic productivity and income.Between 1969 and 1977 in Guatemala, children between 0 and 7 years of age in two villages were randomly assigned a nutritious supplement called atole (a drink containing vegetable protein, dry skimmed milk and sugar) while those in two other villages
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    Review of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in the post-emergency context

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2008
    This report reviews the integration of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) into the national health systems of Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger between April and June 2007. It documents the current state of integration efforts, identifies challenges and lessons learned, and suggests ways to move forward on improved integration of CMAM into national health systems.
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    Conditional cash transfers for improving uptake of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries

    Journal of the American Medical Association, 2007
    This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association assesses the effectiveness of conditional cash transfers in improving access to and use of health services, as well as improving health outcomes, in low- and middle-income countries. The article provides a description of interventions in Mexico, Nicaragua, Columbia, Honduras, Brazil and Malawi.
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    Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

    The FSN Forum was launched on the World Food Day 16th October 2007 with a 3-weeks e-discussion on “Drawing lessons from food security and nutrition research, analysis and information for impr
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    World Development Report 2008: agriculture for development

    World Development Report, World Bank, 2007
    Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. This year’s edition of the World Bank's World Development Report (WDR) highlights the importance of agriculture for achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.

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