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

Publications

The FAO has previously published a number of books and reports on topics relevant to ICN2, shown below, which can be used as background information for participants and stakeholders.

Joint FAO/WHO Secretariat A number of global documents, including those related to declarations, initiatives, recommendations, guidelines and legally binding instruments, contain agreed definitions and outline existing commitments relevant to nutrition. A list of such documents has been drawn up to accompany the Information Note on the Framework for Action prepared by...
As the world debates the Post-2015 Development Agenda, we must strive for nothing less than the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The social and economic costs of malnutrition are unconscionably high, amounting to perhaps $US3.5 trillion per year or $US500 per person globally . Maternal and child malnutrition...
In the last few years, there has been heightened interest in leveraging agriculture to maximize nutrition impact. Many development institutions have published guidance notes about linking agriculture and nutrition, mainly intended to assist programme planners to understand and implement the linkages. Several other institutions have released public statements of their...
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,...
FAO’s Strategy and vision for Nutrition seeks to improve diets and raise levels of nutrition of low-income, resource poor, food insecure, socially excluded and economically marginalized, most nutritionally vulnerable households in gender-sensitive and sustainable ways. The purpose of the Strategy is to reposition and prioritize FAO’s work in nutrition and to...
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