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This blog is cross-posted with permission from the Eurasian Center for Food Security. The challenges of policy for food security Policy-makers in Eurasia are confronted with serious challenges and promising opportunities in their efforts to assure food security and good nutrition for all, while pursuing sustainable management of natural resources and preparing for continued climate change. Policy...
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Nutrition education and behavior change communication (BCC)  improve infant and young child nutrition.[1] In combination with cash, nutrition education may influence caregivers’ preferences towards more nutrient-rich foods, intra-household allocation of food to benefit pregnant and lactating women and children, and other practices related to child feeding, caregiving, sanitation and hygiene, and...
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Multisectoral national nutrition action plans (NNAPs) are an important step in advocating for increased nutrition activities across sectors, but they can lose momentum in the day-to-day realities of governing. Nonetheless, multisectoral NNAPs provide a critical platform to bring the disparate parts of government together for nutrition; according to the 2013 WHO Nutrition Policy Review, the...
Food transport in Nigeria
In the U.S., consumers waste 40% of all food produced. In the developing world those losses take place before consumption and most remarkably, post farmgate between production and consumption. While loss is most often translated to tonnage of primarily staple foods wasted and lost, postharvest loss and waste most dramatically impacts the perishable nutritious foods, which when lost translate to...
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Nutrition-sensitive interventions entail a sort of handshake between sectors, and to a certain degree co-dependencies for shared success. At its core, the social protection sector serves to identify (through targeting) and support at-risk and vulnerable populations. In the context of nutrition-sensitive programming, social protection can also serve as a platform to: promote community-based...

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