Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Time to Innovate!

The first decade of the 21st century was one of widespread inertia toward the burgeoning “double burden,” that is, rising overweight co-existing with relatively stagnant undernutrition rates — even within the nutrition and public health world.

Transform Nutrition-West Africa Launches With Consultation in Dakar

Transform Nutrition-West Africa is a new regional platform, which aims to enable effective policy and programmatic action on nutrition in West Africa.  The three-year program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI).

‘The other Asian enigma’

A4NH partner in tackling undernutrition, LANSA, just released a new policy brief titled, The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh. LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) is a research partnership of six organizations, led by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, working together to find out how agriculture and agri-food systems can be better >> Read more

Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

[Cross-posted from IFPRI's blog.]   Research has shown that children who receive adequate nutrition, particularly during their mother's pregnancy until they are two years old—referred to by experts as the 1,000 days window of opportunity—are less likely to die or be made ill by diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles, and HIV.