How Families Cope with Poverty in Asia: Lessons from a Multi-country Review of Household Economy Analysis and Cost of the Diet Assessments
This aim of this review is to improve our understanding of what drives household poverty and food insecurity and how the poorest households – and children in particular – in Asia are affected by poverty and food insecurity. It is intended primarily for economic strengthening and nutrition practitioners and policy-makers in the region. Read More
How WFP Provided Specialized Nutritious Food to 1.5 Million Children in Pakistan: A Case Study on In-Country Production of LNS
In the last 5 years, WFP has provided specialized nutritious food to almost 1.5 million vulnerable children in Pakistan through local production of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS). WFP lead the development of Wawa Mum and Acha Mum, with the Country Office launching the initiative and providing technical assistance to the private sector in all steps from product development to final production. Read More
Governments, civil society organisations, and donors are making significant effort to improve nutrition outcomes through school meals, distribution of micronutrient supplements, mass media campaigns for behaviour change, and other social programmes. But these efforts are likely to fall short.Nutrition outcomes in South Asia are among the worst in the world: 38% of children (below five years) are stunted, as compared with 26% globally. Wasting prevalence at 15% is also high. Women are especially affected, with nearly half of those in the reproductive age suffering from anemia. South Asia not only suffers from under-nutrition related issues, but is also experiencing a growing epidemic of obesity, with nearly 29% of adults now overweight. Read More
Royal DSM, a global science company active in health and nutrition, UN children’s agency UNICEF, and Swiss-based humanitarian nutrition think tank Sight and Life today announced a new partnership to deliver better nutrition to at-risk children and mothers in Nigeria. The partners will also advocate on a global scale for micronutrient supplementation.Guided by the Sustainable Development Goal’s target of ending hunger and improving nutrition everywhere, the partnership will focus on reaching mothers and children with nutrition interventions during the crucial first 1,000 days of children’s lives, from conception to age 2. Good nutrition during this period plays a vital role in supporting children’s physical and cognitive development with lifelong benefits. Read More
Today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 25 leading global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.Davos, 19 January 2017: The companies have joined together to launch FReSH- the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program- under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT). The program is open for more companies to participate. Read More
Webinar: A look at innovating nutrition for Indonesia
This inaugural SEAChange webinar looks at innovative solutions for better nutrition in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia – where many live on less than 5 USD a day. It also looks at ways that food companies can develop financially sustainable business models to provide affordable nutritious food products to low- and middle-income consumers in Indonesia…..
FIA Video: Scaling Up Nutrition Through Multi-stakeholder Partnership
To invest in a better future, in which all forms of malnutrition are addressed, all stakeholders across multiple sectors must come to the table: by stepping out of their comfort zones to bring about change, focusing on concrete impact while building trust and creating win-win solutions, and ensuring usage of an inclusive and transparent data system, said Ms Gerda Verburg, Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations, and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.
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