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This report was written by Vanessa Self, with Rachel Childs and Laura Swift.

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

April 2015

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


Nutrition outcomes in South Asia are among the worst in the world: 38% of children under five years of age are stunted, as compared with 26% globally. Wasting prevalence at 15% is also high. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
16 November 2017

Private sector can help S Asia to meet its SDG target of ending malnutrition by 2030

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
(From left to right) UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, DSM’s CEO Feike Sijbesma and Fokko Wientjes, DSM’s Vice-President Nutrition in Emerging Markets & Food Systems Transformation sign new partnership
30 October 2017

DSM, UNICEF, and Sight and Life partner to deliver better nutrition in Nigeria

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
Video: Opening Africa Improved Foods manufacturing facility in Kigali, Rwanda
29 May 2017

Key international partners to attend official Africa Improved Foods plant unveiling

Top officials from IFC, the Dutch Development Bank-FMO, CDC Group plc, Royal DSM and the Government of Rwanda are expected to attend the official unveiling of Africa Improved Foods (AIF) Rwanda Plant this Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at the Kigali Special Economic Zone. Among them are Feike Sijbesma, the CEO of Royal DSM and Mauricio Adade, Board Chairman of Africa Improved Foods. Read More
19 January 2017

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
Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century
20 October 2016

DSM offers global nutrition insights from leading experts in new book

A DSM and Sight and Life Foundation-led editorial board has launched a new book to provide the latest perspectives on the nutrition challenges that are now common to all societies worldwide. It argues that the case for good nutrition for all people, in all parts of the globe and throughout the entire life-cycle, is growing stronger and includes contributions from some of the world’s most influential and respected experts in the field. Read More
(l) Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme & (r) Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board
(l) Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme & (r) Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board
17 December 2015

DSM and WFP reconfirm partnership to combat global malnutrition

Royal DSM, a global company active in health, nutrition and materials, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger around the world, today signed an Agreement extending their existing partnership to combat hidden hunger and malnutrition in the developing world for three years (to 2018). DSM and WFP will seek to further increase the number of people who benefit from their work together as well as further improve the nutritional value of the food that the WFP distributes to its most vulnerable beneficiaries. Read More


18 July 2018

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…..

20 October 2016

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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