Agriculture & Nutrition

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria seeks input into 2017-21 strategy

by Hunger Notes May 25, 2015

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria seeks input into 2017-21 strategy...

A tragic choice: Fight malaria or starve

by Ben C. Solomon New York Times January 24, 2015

Millions of mosquito nets are given out fight to malaria in Africa, yet many faced with hunger use them as fish nets, creating potential environmental problems....

Vaccine aide gunned down in Pakistan

by Salmon Masgood New York Times December 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A health worker supervising a polio vaccination campaign was fatally shot and two others were wounded on Saturday when gunmen opened fire at a hospital in northwestern Pakistan, officials said....

Every dollar spent on childhood nutrition can save up to $166, new study finds

by Bjorn Lomborg The Guardian November 28, 2014

For more than a year we have been analysing the issue of childhood nutrition (along with a large number of other topics that go into the post-2015 discussion). Nutrition is obviously one of the most critical issues for development. Both children and adults need a good quality diet, but, like others ...

Women play an important role in guaranteeing sufficient food supply for their families. They are among the stakeholders whose voice needs to be heard in the debate on nutrition. Photo: FIAN International

Democratizing the fight against malnutrition

by Geneviève Lavoie-Mathieu Inter Press Service November 27, 2014

ROME, Nov 27 2014 (IPS) - There is a new dimension to the issue of malnutrition – governments, civil society and the private sector have started to come together around a common nutrition agenda. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the ...

FAO releases “Food and Nutrition in Numbers”

by FAO November 17, 2014

17 November 2014, Rome - FAO has published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week.Food and Nutrition in Numbers – a pocket-sized compendium dedicated to t...

World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’—joint UN report

by UN News Centre November 13, 2014

16 September 2014 – More than 800 million people – or one in every nine on the planet – suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released today stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach....

Global Nutrition Report says every nation except China has crossed a “malnutrition red line”, suffering from too much or too little nutrit...

by Mark Kinver BBC News November 13, 2014

The Global Nutrition Report said every nation except China had crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition. Globally, malnutrition led to "11% of GDP being squandered as a result of lives lost, less learning, less earning and days lost to illness," it added....

What you eat in the first year of your life can affect what you crave for the rest of it. Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat: Poor children often are fed foods that help establish long-lasting, unhealthful eat...

by Roberto A Ferdman Washington Post November 4, 2014

The difference between what the rich and poor eat in America begins long before a baby can walk, or even crawl. A team of researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences found considerable differences in the solid foods babies from different socioeconomic classes...

Understanding hunger

by Molly Anders Devex October 7, 2014

“The images we use to [illustrate] hunger — the emaciated, starving child who hasn’t eaten for days or weeks — no longer capture the whole picture,” Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center told Devex last month on the sidelines of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrit...

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