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Support for the Global Food and Agriculture Program is generously provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days
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Bread Blog, Bread for the World
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Institute Insights, Bread for the World Institute
End Poverty in South Asia, World Bank
Global Development Blog, Center for Global Development
The Global Food Banking Network
Harvest 2050, Global Harvest Initiative
The Hunger and Undernutrition Blog, Humanitas Global Development
International Food Policy Research Institute News, IFPRI
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Blog, CIMMYT
ONE Blog, ONE Campaign
One Acre Fund Blog, One Acre Fund
Overseas Development Institute Blog, Overseas Development Institute
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Preventing Postharvest Loss, ADM Institute
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Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) remains a significant public health problem in Nepal.
Fortifying diets with minerals and vitamins is an important front in the fight against malnutrition, particularly in the critical 1,000 day period during a woman’s pregnancy through the second birthday of her child.
In discussions of climate change and its impact on agricultural production and food security, some have suggested that climate change may have certain benefits to some producers in particular regions.
Good nutrition is vital in the 1,000 Days, the time from when a woman becomes pregnant to the second birthday of her child.
There is growing recognition that modern eating patterns, particularly excessive consumption of energy-rich foods such as fats and sugars, can contribute to non-communicable diseases and that diet-related ill-health is increasing rapidly throughout the world.
On August 4, at the US-Africa Leaders Summit Signature Event, “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” US and African government leaders, as well as leaders from the private and philanthropic sectors, met to discuss three critical and interrelated areas in the US-Africa relationship: food security, climate change, and resilience.
Agricultural research for improved production practices and technologies, more resilient cultivars and varieties, safer agrochemicals, and a more robust understanding of plant genetics, diseases, pathogens and pests contributes greatly to fostering productivity around the world and can be one of the most important tools for eradicating global food insecurity and malnutrition.
President Obama has convened leaders from the food, agriculture, and technology industries to discuss ways these companies are leveraging open government data, related information tools, and other innovations as the Administration unveils the Climate Data Initiative’s “Food Resilience” theme.
As the recent Global Food Security Symposium 2014 highlighted, the unlikely marriage between agricultural development and climate change policy has brought stakeholders from diverse backgrounds together.
On Monday, July 21, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative held a Twitter roundup on climate change and food security, as part of Devex’s Feeding Development campaign (#FeedingDev).