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

Expert Papers

These papers were written by participants of the November 2013 ICN2 Preparatory Technical Meeting (PTM) held in Rome. They highlight important topics in agriculture and health, as well as best practices and lessons learned from case studies.

The combined effects of prolonged underinvestment in nutrition and in food and agriculture, together with the recent price instability and the economic downturn and exacerbated by the steady increase in the frequency and severity of natural disasters have led to increased hunger and poverty in developing countries, jeopardizing the progress...
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, David James, Jogeir Toppe, Rohana Subasinghe,Iddya Karunasagar Hunger and malnutrition are the world’s most devastating problems and are inextricably linked to poverty. A total of 842 million people in 2011-13, or around one in eight people in the world, were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger, regularly...
Paul Sommers The search for effective ways to link agricultural resources to resolve nutritional problems has been an on and off challenge for more than 4 decades. Despite the impressive surge in effort over the past few years the fact remains genuine integration at all levels is very challenging. Why? If...
Diego Arias Carballo and Barbara Coello With a population of 590 million, food security is an important challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Although the average prevalence of undernutrition in the region has decreased during the last decade, the rate of reduction is unequally distributed across countries and...
Gudrun B. Keding and Bruce Cogill It is already known that a lack of diversity is a crucial issue, particularly in the developing world where diets consist of starchy staples to a great extent with less nutrient-rich foods such as animal source food, fruits and vegetables being available, accessible or known...
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