US Launch of Nourishing Millions: Learning from Stories to Scale up Progress

“Turning political commitment into implementation and into impact – that is the kind of watershed moment that we are at with regard to malnutrition in most of these countries,” said Stuart Gillespie, co-editor of Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition, during the US launch of the book in Washington, DC on June 29, 2016. >> Read more

WEBINAR: Facilitating women’s economic empowerment: Tackling gender norms and unpaid care

Market systems programmes are increasingly encompassing women’s economic empowerment. Such programmes often aim to increase women’s access to opportunities, but with little consideration of how gender norms or roles and responsibilities in the household and the community can undermine both development outcomes and market activities. This webinar brings together findings from two BEAM-supported research projects to answer >> Read more

Champion of Biofortification Receives the World Food Prize

On June 28, 2016, Dr. Howarth Bouis was awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for his pioneering work developing micronutrient-rich crops through biofortification that has been a valuable contribution to ending global hunger and undernutrition.

Getting a GRIPP on sustainable groundwater management

A new multi-partner initiative aims to support and scale up practical solutions for groundwater management for sustainable development and food security. Did you know that 30% of all liquid freshwater on Earth is groundwater? Hidden from the eye beneath the earth’s surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations, groundwater supports global food security, contributes to public health, >> Read more

Piloting 5Capitals-G: a gender-responsive tool for assessing poverty impacts of value chain development

A new methodology to assess the poverty impacts of value chain development in a gender-responsive way is set to prove its value in a pilot phase, starting mid-2016 in Guatemala, India, and Peru. To prepare for the launch of the methodology called 5Capitals-G, field researchers from three parts of India were trained in a workshop >> Read more

Stories of change in nutrition

The following post by Samantha Reddin, Communications Manager for Transform Nutrition, was originally published on the Institute of Development Studies website.   This week sees the launch of the book Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition which brings together the most intriguing stories about improving nutrition from the past five decades. These stories provide insight into what works in >> Read more

A Coordinated Effort to Reduce Malnutrition: The Washington, DC GNR Launch

Along with events in Nairobi, New Delhi, Stockholm, and Johannesburg, the 2016 Global Nutrition Report launched on June 14, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Source: Compact2025

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition Book Released

One way for a country to accelerate the pace toward ending hunger and undernutrition is to learn from the successes of other countries. Officially launched on June 29, 2016, Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition helps fill this need. The book offers case studies of particular successes in nutrition security involving a wide range >> Read more

Introducing Africa south of the Sahara Food Security Portal

Africa south of the Sahara Food Security Portal, launched in 2015 and facilitated by IFPRI, is a clearinghouse for food security- and nutrition-related data, research, and news at both the regional and the national level. A thematic blog provides the latest publications and analysis on topics like food access and consumption, risk and resilience, input >> Read more

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition

Edited by Stuart Gillespie, Judith Hodge, Sivan Yosef, and Rajul Pandya-Lorch. In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition.