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Good nutrition is our first defence against disease and our source of energy to live and be active. Nutritional problems caused by an inadequate diet can be of many sorts, and when they affect a generation of youngsters, they can lower their learning capacities, thus compromising their futures, perpetuating a generational cycle of poverty and malnutrition, with severe consequences on both individuals and nations.

While young children are the most vulnerable to malnutrition, the right to adequate food is universal and good nutrition is essential for all. Problems of malnutrition –undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity – exist in all countries and cut across socio-economic classes.

Emerging challenges, such as climate change, environmental sustainability and rapid technological shifts, are transforming food systems and raising questions about how to feed a growing world population in sustainable ways.

At the same time, uneven economic growth, social and economic transformations and other factors are shaping food systems and diets. As a result, the prevalence of overweight, obesity and related non-communicable diseases are increasing while undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies persist. 

 

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  1. 2019-01-29 In recent years, much attention has been given to the connections between agriculture and nutrition in the development sector as a whole. These connections may seem obvious: we get nourishment from the food we eat, and we eat food produced by agriculture. However, the claim that agriculture...
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  6. Antinutrients in foods are responsible for deleterious effects related to the absorption of nutrients and micronutrients. However, some antinutrients may exert beneficial health effects at low concentrations. The mechanisms by which adverse and beneficial effects of food antinutrients operate are...
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  9. INGENAES is designed to assist partners in Feed the Future countries (www.feedthefuture.gov) to · Build more robust, gender-responsive, and nutrition- sensitive institutions, projects and programs capable of assessing and responding to the needs of both men and women farmers through extension and...
  10. The term “experience capitalization” refers to the process by which a specific project or programme (or “an experience” in general) is described and analysed, and from which lessons are identified, shared and used to improve development interventions. This is an iterative process that helps...
  11. 2015-11-25 Speaker Bio: Paul E. McNamara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he is a Visiting Member of the faculty of Njala University (Sierra Leone). McNamara...
  12. AgReach strengthens extension services for all, and in doing so provides customized, innovative solutions that are both human and scalable.We accomplish this by developingand sharing resources accessibleworldwide. INGENAES resources include : GLOSSARIES Gender (2015) Nutrition (2015) Extension...
  13. 2018-11-08 Session:The session will first provide an overview of WorldVeg’s efforts in using traditional African vegetables in the region, based on its collection in Arusha, Tanzania, the largest in Africa. The overview will single out amaranth as well as traditional vegetables useful in drylands. Second,...
  14. INGENAES: Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services INGENAES is designed to assist partners in Feed the Future countries (www.feedthefuture.gov) to build more robust, gender-responsive, and nutrition-sensitive institutions, projects and programs capable of assessing...
  15. We are a global network of professionals working on issues pertaining to the intersection of agriculture and nutrition. The group is informal, and designed to facilitate information sharing and networking. This Community of Practice arose in June 2010 when a number of DC-based professionals...
  16. Abstract,Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2018 The Realigning Agriculture for Improved Nutrition (RAIN) project was designed to address child undernutrition through a multisectoral approach which integrated agricultural diversification to improve access to nutritious foods, the promotion of...
  17. Key Resource 2015-12-15 Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance, and yet it is often neglected in their basic training. Drawn from the experiences of an international editor team with extensive field experience,Nutritionfor...
  18. 2018-01-20 Recovering the traditional culinary knowledge of women in Latin America and the Caribbean for food biodiversity management and enhancement This document reflects the integrated vision of agrobiodiversity with the role of women as guardians and protectors of foods of high nutritional value. Rural...
  19. In a perfect world, everyone would have access to nutritious, affordable food. However, as Rick Bates knows, there is no such thing as utopia when it comes to food security, as millions of people around the world have limited food resources. One of those places is Cambodia in Southeast Asia, one...
  20. The case for investing in nutrition is clear. Poor nutrition during the first 1,000 days—from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday—can cause life-long and irreversible damage, with consequences at the individual, community, and national level. Multi-sectoral Approaches to Nutrition: When a...
  21. Key Resource 1998-06-01 This is a much needed practical handbook which bridges the gap between nutritional problems and agricultural solutions. This book helps community workers and local groups identify nutritional needs and grow the required food crops organically.
  22. 2005-01-01 This book presents a photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week. Each family's profile includes a detailed description of their weekly food purchases, photographs of the family at home, at the market and in their community...
  23. Abstract, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018 The intestinal barrier, consisting of the vascular endothelium, epithelial cell lining, and mucus layer, covers a surface of about 400 m2. The integrity of the gut wall is sustained by transcellular proteins forming tight junctions between the epithelial...
  24. Abstract,Nutr Clin Pract, 2012 Malnutrition may manifest as either obesity or undernutrition. Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet. The composition of the gut microbiota has been...
  25. The Guide is aimed at all those involved in planning and implementation of activities of nutrition education and communication. They are the nutritionists, the communicators, the technicians of health, agriculture and education, all concerned with the subject and often working in teams to develop...
  26. Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans...
  27. Maureen uses research studies to prove that nutritional supplementation can be as therapeutic as pharmaceuticals. Each page of this book reflects Maureen's 30 years of close work with researchers and physicians versed in nutrition. Her life's experiences and travels provide fascinating stories...
  28. This book of 'small talks' has been designed for use as a teaching tool with individuals or small groups. Their use has been evaluated and regular use has proven to have brought about positive behaviour change.
  29. Everyone-especially parents, caregivers, young people, health workers and teachers-has the right to know this information. In plain language, Facts for Life brings together the most authoritative information about practical, effective and low-cost ways of protecting children's lives and health....
  30. 2016-01-01 Whether a lifelong resident of tropical Asia or having just arrived, anyone with an interest in food security or local diets should find this guide very helpful. And hopefully the cooks and farmers who have invested their local knowledge into this effort have felt affirmed as well. 2 Copies
  31. Deep Nutrition identifies the foods and techniques common to every culture and divides them into four categories, calledthe Four Pillars of World Cuisine. From the Maasai and ancient Egyptian to the Japanese and the French, you'll learn how the same four pillars form the foundation of all the...
  32. Both those looking to improve their health and those interested in taking an active role in enhancing their overall well-being will find this book interesting, informative, and full of common-sense suggestions for attaining-and maintaining-good health through proper nutrition.
  33. Becoming Vegetarian is a comprehensive and up-to-the minute guide to achieving a healthful vegetarian lifestyle. Written by three highly qualified dietitians, all of the key questions which arise for those who are beginning a dietary shift away from animal products are addressed, as well as those...
  34. With more than five million copies sold, Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing is the nations number one bestselling guide to holistic health. For ten years and more, people interested in alternative healing and preventive therapies have relied on this invaluable reference as a guide to improve...
  35. This book provides an authoritative, critical and up-to-date review of all the many facets of protein energy malnutrition. The coverage is comprehensive, beginning with an analysis of the characteristics of severe and fatal cases and a detailed discussion of treament, aimed specifically at...
  36. The UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia decided in 1996 to invite several academics and practitioners from the region to contribute state-of-the art reviews of various aspects of the malnutrition problem in South Asia. Terms of reference were broadly divided into three parts: A regional...