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

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.

Nutrition supplements, but no one to distribute them

In northeast Kenya, security threats have undermined nutrition supplement deliveries — and left mothers wondering when the next shipment will arrive. This is part of our six-piece Failed Aid series, which investigates citizen reports on failed or unfinished aid projects in Africa.

Opinion: Measuring the unintended benefits of a development program

A team from the International Food Policy Research Institute explains how a cash and food transfer program increased household food security, but also positively affected the broader community.

Opinion: We don't have to choose between food and biodiversity

"It is a false dichotomy to choose between producing food and protecting biodiversity," writes Cristiana Pasca Palmer, the executive secretary at the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Conflict expected to deepen Africa's hunger crisis in 2019

An increasing number of protracted crises are exacerbating already high levels of food insecurity across several African countries.

Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen

Teaching women to run solar panel microbusinesses has allowed them to generate income to purchase food, as well as power vital community services such as water and health systems.

What role for development actors in global food system overhaul?

Scientists have charted an ambitious new plan to transform the global food system by 2050. For the plan to succeed, the development community will need to join governments, businesses, and consumers.

Opinion: We must face up to the challenge of feeding a warming world

Each degree of global warming pushes millions more people into food insecurity — and as humanitarians, we have a duty to help the most vulnerable prepare, writes Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, deputy executive director of the World Food Programme.

Collaboration needed to avoid sharp rise in climate-related hunger

Scientists and humanitarian experts sound the alarm that climate change will only exacerbate the growing hunger crisis, as rising temperatures will hamper the ability to grow and deliver food and will diminish the quality of the food that is grown.

The impact of climate inaction on food security

We may be fast hitting barriers of how science can solve food crises in a fast-changing environment. Devex discusses the limits of agricultural research with heads at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and International Rice Research Institute.

Outlook remains bleak for South Sudan food crisis

Despite rising humanitarian needs, the World Food Programme's Adnan Khan says they are able to do more with less if money is provided early.

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