Improving Nutrition

This focus area, powered by DSM, is exploring innovative solutions to improve nutrition, tackle malnutrition, and influence policies and funding.

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Okra, onions, peas: Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition?

To face climate change, Guatemalan farmers change their ways

Farmers in Guatemala are coming to terms with a new climate reality by adopting new farming practices to maximize harvest. Devex reports from the country's Dry Corridor.

Nutrition in Asia-Pacific shows mixed progress

The prevalence of stunting has decreased in most countries in the Asia-Pacific, in contrast to wasting. Here are three data points from ADB's latest key indicators for the region.

The role WASH programming plays in tackling malnutrition

Devex speaks with WASH experts about the role this programming plays in global efforts to tackle malnutrition.

Farmer and entrepreneur win $100,000 Africa Food Prize

“Don’t say you have nothing. Emma only has one acre — and today she has won Africa’s greatest food prize.”

Q&A: Africa's new nutrition strategy

African health ministers adopted a new strategic plan to reduce the "double burden" of malnutrition. We take a look at the strategy's regulatory reforms and public outreach campaigns.

Opinion: Protect our food. Fund the seed.

"If the seed controls the system, then the system needs to invest in seed," IFPRI's David Spielman explains.

High cost of healthy food linked to stunting, new study finds

The prices of healthy and unhealthy foods in low- and middle-income countries explain some indicators of malnutrition, a new study from the International Food Policy Research Institute finds.

Can the EAT-Lancet diet work for the global south?

The EAT-Lancet Commission attempted to map out a healthy, sustainable diet to feed the world's growing population — but some say it is not realistic for low-income settings.

Who will invest in sustainable food for the 'real world'?

Lower-income countries need people willing to invest in farming and food production, not snazzy new protein sources such as bugs and fake meats, advocates at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum say.

Q&A: Why women farmers are key to good nutrition

How can empowering female farmers improve nutrition? Antonella D’Aprile, WFP's Nicaragua country officer, explains how in conversation with Devex at Women Deliver.

How to better integrate gender equality and nutrition

Women are disproportionately affected by malnutrition. Experts at the Women Deliver 2019 conference explain how to integrate a gender transformative approach when tackling malnutrition.

Malnutrition, a global problem in search of global solutions

The scale of the problem of malnutrition requires different sectors to work together. Malnutrition is a health issue, but it cannot be solved without getting actors from agriculture, food industry, sanitation, finance, and gender development on board.

Q&A: The need for an affordable nutrition revolution

Why is nutrition one of the best investment businesses and governments can make and what investments are already paying off? DSM’s Yannick Foing explains.

Sneak peek: Devex at Women Deliver

Women Deliver 2019 is upon us. Find out what Devex is up to — and how to get in touch with us in Vancouver.

Child hunger threatens Africa's economy, report says

Africa is the only region of the world where the number of stunted children is rising, costing countries as much of 17% of their GDP, according to a report from the Africa Child Policy Forum.

Opinion: Ending undernutrition requires a different focus on stunting

The spotlight on stunting in recent years has done some considerable good for nutrition advocacy — yet stunting is also the signal of a broader problem. That is where the focus must go.

Acute hunger hits 113 million people, but data gaps remain

Food crises in 2018 were driven by conflict, climate change, and economic shocks, according to the "Global Report on Food Crises" — conditions that aren't expected to abate this year.

Opinion: The private sector should invest in women farmers to fight global hunger

Michelle Nunn, CARE CEO, and Jon Banner, PepsiCo Foundation executive vice president of communications, explain how supporting women farmers is a powerful tool in the fight against global hunger.

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