Making social protection more nutrition sensitive: why should we care?

Harold Alderman, IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow whose research on linkages between social protection and nutrition PIM supports, gave an overview presentation titled ‘Making social protection more nutrition sensitive’ at the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition that took place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on December 1-2. 

Book: Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt’s exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies

Egypt faces two nutritional challenges. The first is the “growth-nutrition disconnect.” High economic growth has not been accompanied by reduction in chronic child malnutrition, at least throughout the 2000s. Instead, the prevalence of child stunting increased during this decade—an atypical trend for a country outside wartime. The second challenge is the simultaneous presence of chronic >> Read more

Journal article: Big Numbers about Small Children: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Addressing Undernutrition

Different approaches have been used to estimate the economic benefits of reducing undernutrition and to estimate the costs of investing in such programs on a global scale. While many of these studies are ultimately based on evidence from well-designed efficacy trials, all require a number of assumptions to project the impact of such trials to >> Read more

Conference: Agriculture and Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security, the World Bank and two IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Programs - Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) - are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety nets, and nutrition.

CGIAR and FAO Researchers Challenged to Address Global Malnutrition

Contributed by IFPRI and HarvestPlus When researchers from the CGIAR and the FAO gather with stakeholders from around the globe to discuss research priorities for the 21st century in Dublin this week, they will ask: How can public sector research help meet the challenges of food and nutrition security? Despite a decline in the prevalence >> Read more