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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture is an approach that seeks to maximize agriculture’s contribution to nutrition. This strategy stresses the multiple benefits derived from enjoying a variety of foods, recognizing the nutritional value of food for good nutrition, health and productivity, and the social significance of the food and agricultural sector for supporting...
On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, FAO will host representatives from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) for the second event in its communication series, “Communicating to Inspire Change: Dialogue on Nutrition”. The series aims to raise awareness and stimulate debate around the importance of nutrition as...
In the past two decades, child and maternal malnutrition has declined almost by half. Child undernutrition still imposes the greatest nutrition-related health burden at global level. 162 million children are stunted due to chronic malnutrition 99 million children are underweight 45% of child deaths are caused by child and maternal malnutrition Iron deficiency ANAEMIA...
FAO Director-General welcomes agreement on Declaration and Framework for Action to be adopted at Second International Conference on Nutrition 12 October 2014, Rome - Reaching an important milestone in the fight against global malnutrition, countries today agreed on policies aimed at ensuring that people around the world have access to healthier diets. Following...
No matter how it is defined, nutrition is basically what we eat, the products of the food and agriculture sector. We can improve our diets, our health and protect our natural resources by working on the food systems – on how we produce, collect, store, transport, transform and distribute foods. The...