Methods, Tools and Indicators

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Webinar on Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: Unexpected Impact of Farmer Nutrition Schools

28/03/2017 - April 5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT  In Bangladesh, women are relatively less empowered in comparison to the male members in the household. In most cases, they are not in a position to take part [...]

Nutrition in Protracted crisis – Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition

16/12/2016 - Drawing on FAO technical experience, the guidance notes series supports implementation of the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA), endorsed by the [...]

Compendium of Actions for Nutrition

30/11/2016 - The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (or CAN) is a facilitation resource to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It presents over 40 possible actions to combat malnutrition, with [...]

UNSCN Discussion Paper - Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environments and Healthy Diets

02/09/2016 - Outcomes and processes for accountability are sorely needed for assessing the impact of food systems policies on nutrition. The Framework for Action includes an adopted set of recommendations on [...]

Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms - challenges and opportunities

01/08/2016 - Enhancing smallholders’ production capacities and their economic and social resilience may have a positive impact on food security and nutrition at different levels. Given the importance of [...]

From Promise to Impact – Ending Malnutrition by 2030, The Global Nutrition Report 2016

02/07/2016 - The 2016 Global Nutrition Report Report focuses on the theme of making—and measuring— SMART commitments to nutrition and identifying what it will take to end malnutrition in all its forms [...]

WHO Guideline: Use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women

06/04/2016 - The guideline is intended for a wide audience, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, healthcare workers, scientists and donors involved in the design and implementation of [...]

WHO Guideline: Daily iron supplementation in infants and children

05/04/2016 - This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron [...]

WHO Guideline: Daily iron supplementation in adult women and adolescent girls

04/04/2016 - This guideline provides a global, evidence-informed recommendation on daily iron supplementation in menstruating adult women and adolescents, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of [...]

Webinar “The Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool: A Hands-On Briefing for Setting Your Anaemia Target”

24/02/2016 - In 2012, WHO Member States endorsed six Global Nutrition Targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. When translating these global targets into national targets, one needs to [...]

Landscape of Nutrition Indicators within Government-Led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in 16 PEPFAR-Funded Countries

01/01/2016 - This landscape analysis documents nutrition indicators that are collected at the national level in 16 PEPFAR-funded countries. A total of 321 nutrition-related indicators were identified and are [...]

Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement

01/01/2016 - FAO and FANTA have released a guide that provides potential users of the new indicator, Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W), with detailed information and guidance on how to apply MDD-W in [...]

Key Recommendations for Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

01/07/2015 - Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to economic growth. The food and agriculture sector has the primary role in feeding people well by [...]

Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development, The Global Nutrition Report 2015

01/07/2015 - The Global Nutrition Report 2015 is a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses countries’ [...]

Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries

29/06/2015 - The IDS Evidence Report 138, written by te Lintelo and Lakshman, has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger [...]

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14th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition 1-6 October 2017 / Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017   Background Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for…
Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally.  Using an…
Webinar on Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: Unexpected Impact of Farmer Nutrition Schools April 5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT  In Bangladesh, women are relatively less empowered in comparison to the male members in the household. In most cases, they are not in a position to take part…
UNSCN Discussion Paper - Global Governance for Nutrition and the role of UNSCN This paper aims to describe the current nutrition architecture and provides a detailed overview of the main nutrition actors and their mandate. It highlights the role of UNSCN in the architecture…
Guidelines on assessing biodiverse foods in dietary surveys Biodiversity is critical to the availability of nutrients in a diversified diet that supports health and well-being, as well as to the sustainability of the natural resource base upon which food…