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Recent studies in Nigeria estimate that if we could reduce food loss and waste of a single crop—tomatoes—by 25% we could improve the diets of nearly one and a half million children by providing them with the required daily dose of Vitamin A. These aren’t additional tomatoes that need to be grown, these are grown tomatoes that don’t get eaten. In a country where upwards of 30% of all children are...
This piece was prepared in occasion of a series of events co-hosted on May 9 and 10 by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems and the Nigerian Government to support actors at all levels of governance and in the business community to develop scalable, investable and sustainable solutions to Nigeria’s double burden of malnutrition.  Nigeria is facing significant challenges to meet four...
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This opinion piece was prepared in occasion of a high-level event held in Brazil on May 3 and co-hosted by Embrapa and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, where representatives of the agriculture and food research community discussed how research can be repositioned to focus on food systems that support high-quality diets. Agriculture is one of the core pillars of the...
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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