New guide on using indicator for women’s dietary diversity

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with funding from the European Union, and the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) recently published a guide for measuring women’s dietary diversity titled, “Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement,” which provides users of the indicator with detailed guidance >> Read more

Ag, nutrition, gender toolkit available

A new online toolkit and accompanying report, produced by ​two Dutch development agencies, SNV and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), offers important guidance on how and why to address undernutrition with gender-sensitive agriculture interventions. The toolkit aims to integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions, and add a strong focus on gender to strengthen linkages between nutrition, agriculture, and >> Read more

Evidence on food safety made more accessible

Despite being preventable, foodborne disease is becoming more common- especially in developing countries- and unfortunately, this trend is likely to continue. A growing body of evidence indicates that ingesting contaminated food or drink not only causes gastrointestinal symptoms, but can also lead to chronic, life-threatening symptoms including neurological, gynecological, or immunological disorders, as well as >> Read more

Scaling up nutrition actions, IFAD

In partnership with A4NH, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) developed a note outlining ways to scale up results in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development. The note offers guidance to help implementers maximize agriculture and rural development interventions to eliminate malnutrition. Some key recommendations from the research include developing a scaling-up strategy at the project design stage, engaging >> Read more