Nutrition

A4H, ICN2, MDD–W – anyone not dealing with the topic of nutrition every day can easily get lost in the tangle of terms, programmes and organisations. Our Nutrition Glossary may help you a little here.

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Nutrition

The concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture addresses the relationships between agricultural production, human nutrition and health by focusing on the nutritional outcomes of farming and food systems. This article…

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Nutrition

Diversifying the range of crop and livestock species produced by smallholder farmers is often seen as a good strategy to improve their dietary diversity and nutrition. Based on data from different countries, we show that…

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Food and nutrition security cannot be achieved without paying attention to gender. Much is already known about the close links between agriculture, nutrition and health and the roles that women and men play respectively…

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The United Nations declared 2016 International Year of Pulses. Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Natural Resources, of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), explains why these crops are so…

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Despite India being the largest producer and consumer of pulses, the country has been importing an annual 3.44 million tons of pulses at a huge outgo of foreign exchange. Briefly reviewing the research and development…

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How is German development cooperation implementing the concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture? Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director-General at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and…

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How can the concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture be translated into concrete projects in the context of development cooperation? Four examples from the activities of GIZ.

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Individual, isolated measures are not enough to eradicate hunger world-wide. Rather, a collective approach is required; an approach that is driven and owned by countries and combines efforts across different sectors and…

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Interventions to fight hidden hunger particularly eclipse poor people living in remote rural areas – and hence many who are involved in agriculture. Biofortified crops can help bridge this gap, our author maintains.

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