newsletter week of 21 July 2014

In news this week, we report on Women MPs want tax on inputs revoked. In addition, there is more news such as Food waste reduction could help feed world's starving and Fake seeds are keeping Uganda's farmers poor among others. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on: Land pressures, >> Read more

Transforming Nutrition Summer School 2014

Lawrence Haddad blogs about this years nutrition summer school at IDS. There were about 30 participants from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas including national policymakers, programme managers, UN agencies, donors and researchers --all learning together. He notes that the focus of the participants has changed since the course was first run in 2012. Back then it was about getting >> Read more

The Nutrition Paradox in Kenya: What Are We Doing?

Kenya, like many other African countries, grapples with two heavy burdens of malnutrition {Loitokitok Market, Kenya. Photo credit: Kerri Lee Smith, Flickr}

Kenya, like many other African countries, grapples with two heavy burdens of malnutrition.