Nutrition

Progress in fighting malnutrition is too slow, the report states. The authors call for a change in global food systems and urges governments, business and civil society to step up efforts to address malnutrition in all…

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Nutrition

A new study by the German University of Göttingen shows that food from supermarkets in Kenya contributes to a reduction of child undernutrition and does not cause child obesity.

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Nutrition

While higher levels of CO2 can boost plant growth, they reduce the concentration of key micronutrients in crops. Researchers from IFPRI projected the per capita availability of protein, iron, and zinc out to 2050 and…

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Nutrition

Many African countries are experiencing a rapid spread of modern supermarkets. This “supermarket revolution” is changing food environments in terms of food variety, prices, processing levels, packaging sizes, and…

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Mothers in Rwanda feed their children with a bio-fortified sweet potato puree.
Nutrition

A new study by French scientists – focusing on industrialisation of baby food processing – demonstrates how the addition of vitamin A-rich sweet potato would enhance the nutritional quality of baby food to children under…

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Nutrition

Many Africans still suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition. The Continental Accountability Scorecard for Nutrition provides a snapshot of Africa’s progress in meeting global and continental nutrition targets.

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Nutrition

An international research team has revealed that climate change will reduce the nutritional quality of one of the world’s major staple crops, the common bean.

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Nutrition

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals that malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but that there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it.

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Nutrition

Childhood malnutrition remains highly prevalent in low-income countries

To find out whether unhygienic environments also contribute to growth failure, researchers analysed growth data of children living in a Gambian…

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Nutrition

The potential of so-called underutilised crops for human nutrition and as a source of income for poor farmers in the Global South was discussed at the Elsevier International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape…

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