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Effectiveness of agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children: systematic reviewBritish Medical Journal, 2012This systematic review's main objective was to assess the effectiveness of agricultural interventions in improving the nutritional status of children indeveloping countries.The review included 23 studies,mostly evaluating home garden interventions. Key findings include:OrganisationDocument
The State of Food and Agriculture 2010–2011: Women in Agriculture. Closing the Gender Gap for DevelopmentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011Women account for a high proportion of farmers in many developing countries yet often have very little access to the resources they need to support their livelihoods, including land, livestock, technology, farm labour, extension services, financial services and education. This can significantly affect women’s ability to adapt to new agricultural conditions in the face of climate change.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2010This report reviews the Regional Food Fortification initiative established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to reverse the spreading public health problem caused by micronutrient deficiencies in Central Asia. The paper underlines that ADB’s involvement is rooted in its policy for the health sector, additionally indirectly supporting economic policy.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2009Climate change, together with global population and income growth, is a major threat to food security in the world. This food policy report presents research results which quantify climate change impact, assess the consequences for food security and estimate the investment required to offset the negative effects on human wellbeing.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2007Document
Effective international action against undernutrition: why has it proven so difficult and what can be done to accelerate progress?The Lancet, 2008Many transnational organisations work to support efforts to eliminate maternal and child undernutrition in high-burden countries. Financial, intellectual, and personal linkages bind these organisations loosely together as components of an international nutrition system.DocumentThe Lancet, 2008This paper reviews the associations between maternal and child undernutrition with human capital and risk of adult diseases in low-income and middle-income countries.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2008Deficiencies of micronutrients are a major global health problem. More than 2 billion people in the world today are estimated to be deficient in key vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc. Most of these people live in low-income countries and are typically deficient in more than one micronutrient.Document
Effects of routine prophylactic supplementation with iron and folic acid on admission to hospital and mortality in preschool children in a high malaria transmission setting: community-based, randomised, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet, 2006Anaemia caused by iron deficiency is common in children younger than 5 years of age in eastern Africa. However, there is concern that the universal coverage of iron and folic acid supplements for children in areas of high malaria transmission might be harmful.