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

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Hunger and malnutrition are pervasive problems that affect millions of people in the world today, especially in developing countries. Although steady progress has been made in recent years—undernourishment is down 17% from 1992—there is still considerable room for improvement. The Zero Hunger Challenge is predicated on the common belief that...
Delegates from Brazil’s Agency for Cooperation (ABC) and National Fund for School Development (FNDE) recently met with FAO and representatives from the government of Sao Tome and Principe to discuss strengthening the local School Feeding Program. FAO and Brazil will provide technical guidance to the government as it develops plans...
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture is a food-based approach to agricultural development that puts nutritionally rich foods, dietary diversity, and food fortification at the heart of overcoming malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. This approach stresses the multiple benefits derived from enjoying a variety of foods, recognizing the nutritional value of food for good nutrition,...
Nutrition levels are not only an outcome of overall social and economic development, but also an essential input, impacting health, productivity and overall well-being. People who are malnourished have a weakened defence against disease, become ill more easily and more frequently and are less able to recover quickly and fully...
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, from 19-21 November 2014. The first International Conference on Nutrition, organized by FAO and WHO, was held in 1992,...