Ensuring people have access to healthy food is a complex business. Here's some of today's biggest buzz around nutrition trends.
Food fortification has been practiced in the developed world for centuries, and has eradicated certain diseases. Fortification of staple foods in the developing world is improving nutrient intake for families who cannot afford a diverse diet.
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company in the U.S. – you'll find one of it's products in 97 percent of American households – and its mission is to lead the industry in creating a more sustainable, healthy future for society. In its CSV report, Nestlé commits to specific sustainability targets and reports on progress to date in categories including rural development, responsible sourcing, nutrition, water, environmental impact and social impact.
Learn more about Rahima Begum, a Bangaldeshi woman who is using her small plot of land to feed her family nutritious vegetables and gain more income. She is a participant of the Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources (PROSHAR), a USAID-funded program implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Project Concern International.
Malnutrition has been largely ignored by the international community in discussing the world’s most pressing issues. These 8 myth-busting facts aim to raise awareness and help end its devastating impact across the world.
Watch this five-minute film by ONE.org that features actresses America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel. The video captures their visit to Honduras to see how women and girls in Latin America are fighting poverty and malnutrition with help from an innovative program implemented by Fintrac.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships should be a cornerstone of the post-2015 development framework if we are to tackle malnutrition globally.
In recognition of the relationship between nutrition, agricultural science, and market forces, the development community is moving toward increasingly integrated value chain development programming. These fact sheets are part of ACDI/VOCA’s ongoing learning agenda and are designed to be a practical and informative resource for staff on the nutritional value of crops and on leverage points within the value chains for maximizing nutritional impact.
FEWS NET is using nutritional analysis to explain the broader context of food security, particularly the underlying causes of and relationships between acute and chronic food insecurity. A more detailed understanding of these causes and relationships could inform longer-term development solutions to food security.