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New approaches to accountability in nutrition

New approaches to accountability  in nutrition | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Getting governments and others to step up to the challenges of undernutrition requires concerted efforts to build commitment, increase responsiveness and to hol
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Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development

Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
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Food, business and the Sustainable Development Goals | Global Food Security blog

Food, business and the Sustainable Development Goals | Global Food Security blog | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
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Investing in Younger Generations is Key to Solving World Hunger by 2050 Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Investing in Younger Generations is Key to Solving World Hunger by 2050 Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Next Generation Delegate Megan Schnell of Iowa State University discusses her experience at the Council's Global Food Security Symposium 2016.
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Meet the Man Who Changed the Way the US Fights Poverty Abroad Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Meet the Man Who Changed the Way the US Fights Poverty Abroad Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Former USAID Administrator and Council Senior Advisor Raj Shah sat down with Grist's Nathanael Johnson to discuss agricultural development and US foreign aid.
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Why the world’s small-scale livestock farms matter so much: Keynote address at International Grasslands Congress, Part 1 » ILRI news

Why the world’s small-scale livestock farms matter so much: Keynote address at International Grasslands Congress, Part 1 » ILRI news | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
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Poverty reduction through group approach

Poverty reduction through group approach | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Monique VAN ENDERT - 1997-07-Capacity building (Photo MvE) copy Training of the Women Association in Niou (Burkina Faso) about the use of the soil conditioner TerraCottem in their community garden (Jardin des Femmes). Originally published at: https://desertification.wordpress.com/2007/01/12/poverty-reduction-through-group-approach/ I have been reading in 2007 (January 12th) the following abstract on poverty reduction at the “Development…
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What progress has been made in tackling world hunger?

What progress has been made in tackling world hunger? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
On World Food Day Stephen Devereux writes on the growing consensus that social protection has to be at the heart of any efforts to reduce rural poverty and ensure access to food, or the means to buy f...
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2015 Hunger Report | When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger

2015 Hunger Report | When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
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First-ever Global Nutrition Report provides comprehensive narrative on levels of malnutrition across the world | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The GNR will contribute to country-led efforts to strengthen accountability, share learning about what is working, and highlight bottlenecks to progress and how they may be overcome,” said Lawrence Haddad, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and co-chair of the independent expert group that produced the report. 
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GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger

GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Results story of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) After 4 years on the ground. Strong results include drastically increased yields and extensive training for smallholder.
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"GAFSP is improving agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, and improving food security in 31 of the poorest or most malnourished countries across the globe with public and private sector development.  By supporting country-designed programs, the portfolio includes a wide range of interventions responding specifically to individual countries’ needs." - GAFSP

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CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing?

CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
“ Hunger and undernutrition are amongst the most persistent global development challenges. Part of Millennium Development Goal 1 is to ‘Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger’ (UN, 2012).”
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How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making - PlanetSave.com

How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making - PlanetSave.com | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making PlanetSave.com Researchers who study poverty have long-recognized that those who live in poverty frequently behave in less capable ways and engage in risky behaviors that both...
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Public-Private Partnerships and undernutrition: Examples and future prospects

Public-Private Partnerships  and undernutrition: Examples  and future prospects | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
In recent years, political commitment to reducing undernutrition has risen globally. Nutrition features prominently on development agendas, in prime ministerial
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Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship

Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
It's a big week for entrepreneurship.

Today is the start of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
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The role of the media in strengthening uptake of nutrition evidence

The role of the media in strengthening uptake of nutrition evidence | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
By Neha Raykar and Kavita Chauhan, Public Health Foundation India The Transform Nutrition project in India focuses on generating evidence and engaging with k
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Does Participation in Agricultural Value Chains Improve Food Security?

Does Participation in Agricultural Value Chains Improve Food Security? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
My paper titled “Contract Farming and Food Security,” which I wrote with my PhD student Lindsey Novak, has recently been accepted by and is thus forthcoming at the American Journal of A…
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Innovation in agriculture is key to ending extreme hunger – G20 ministers agree

Innovation in agriculture is key to ending extreme hunger – G20 ministers agree | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Nwanze said, “Let us also commit to investing in change that is social as well as economic, so that rural areas offer a range of opportunities for decent and dignified lives and so that the nations of the world can have balanced growth and strong societies.”
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Nwanze said, “Let us also commit to investing in change that is social as well as economic, so that rural areas offer a range of opportunities for decent and dignified lives and so that the nations of the world can have balanced growth and strong societies.”
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Coconut oil: Is it a 'miracle' food?

Coconut oil: Is it a 'miracle' food? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Coconut oil has been said to cause weight loss, protect against cancer and heart disease, and even slow down or prevent dementia. Here's what the studies actually say.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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The wild claims are based on small studies. The jury is still out, but as long as you don't expect miracles, this delicious oil can play a small role in your diet.

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The wild claims are based on small studies. The jury is still out, but as long as you don't expect miracles, this delicious oil can play a small role in your diet.

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The Economics of Agricultural Information for Smallholder Farmers

The Economics of Agricultural Information for Smallholder Farmers | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
The public sector has a crucial role in generating and making available agriculture-related information to smallholder farmers, argues Ajit Maru, GFAR’s Senior Knowledge Officer, but more research ...
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Global Livestock Sector Partners are Committed to Addressing Hunger and Malnutrition

Key organizations representing the global livestock sector, including the International Dairy Federation (IDF), International Meat Secretariat (IMS), International Poultry Council (IPC), International Egg Commission (IEC) and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) have committed to support the call for action to end malnutrition and sustainably feed the world by UN FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).
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Could Africa Feed the World?

Could Africa Feed the World? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Africa was the only region where the number of hungry grew over the period, from 175 million to 239 million, with nearly 20 million added in the past four years. The prevalence of hunger, although reduced over the entire period, has risen slightly over the past three years, from 22.6 percent to 22.9 percent – with nearly one in four hungry. And in sub-Saharan Africa, the modest progress achieved in recent years up to 2007 was reversed, with hunger rising 2 percent per year since then.
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2014 Global Hunger Index—Facts and Findings for Africa South of the Sahara | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

2014 Global Hunger Index—Facts and Findings for Africa South of the Sahara | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Displaced populations and their host communities face a high risk of food insecurity, malnutrition, and epidemics. The security situation in northern Mali improved due to international efforts, but violence has increased in northern Nigeria. An exodus of people from northern Nigeria, the Central African Republic and from Darfur, Sudan, put more pressure on Chad, Cameroon, and Mali to absorb refugees.
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Ending Extreme Poverty and Promoting Shared Prosperity

Ending Extreme Poverty and Promoting Shared Prosperity | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
The World Bank sets goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in the developing world.
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Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN - WFMY News 2

Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN - WFMY News 2 | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN WFMY News 2 Some 362 Nigerian children under five have died of malnutrition between January and September this year in the Zinder region of Niger, where the situation is now endemic,...
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