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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.

Bader Mahaman Dioula, Hélène Deret, Julien Morel, Etienne du Vachat, Victor Kiaya One of the agricultural pathways towards sustainable food and nutrition security is through local production of nutritious food, activity in which smallholder farmers play a crucial role. As food consumers, all rural and urban people in developing countries count...
Howarth Bouis, Jan Low, Margaret McEwan, Sherry Tanumihardjo Biofortification, the process of breeding nutrients into food crops, provides a comparatively cost-effective, sustainable, and long-term means of delivering more micronutrients. The biofortification strategy seeks to put the micronutrient-dense trait in those varieties that already have preferred agronomic and consumption traits, such as...
Chunming Chen, Pat Crawford, Omar Dary, Adam Drewnowski, Hanifa Namusoke, Barbara Schneeman, Marilyn Towsend Science is critically important as the basic driver for the process of nutrition policy-making. The current global nutrition focus is on the dual burden of malnutrition, which includes hunger and malnutrition as well as obesity and non-communicable...
R. Bezner Kerr, L. Shumba, L. Dakishoni, E. Lupafya, P.R. Berti, L. Classen, S.S. Snapp, M. Katundu This paper examines a participatory agriculture and nutrition program in northern Malawi that successfully improved child growth, crop diversity, food security through innovative educational strategies and sustainable agriculture. Malawi is a relevant case study,...
Joyce Njoro One of the greatest challenges in development is to ensure that all people have access to sufficient and quality food to ensure food and nutrition security. The global agriculture system is the main driver to address this challenge. The global agricultural system is producing enough food, in aggregate, but...
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