FAO/WHO GIFT | Global Individual Food consumption data Tool

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The FAO/WHO GIFT platform has now 10 datasets available. You can now have access to 3 nationwide datasets from the Philippines, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Italy, and 7 sub-national surveys from Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Uganda, Zambia, Argentina and Kenya. Go to the Data and indicators section to explore them. You can either click in “Indicators” to access ready-to-use infographics based on the data, or click in “Download” to download the full microdata of the surveys. More information on each dataset is available as a full metadata report in the “Metadata” button in the Indicators’ page, and also on the
The FAO/WHO GIFT platform is funded in part by a four-year grant (2018–2022) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding is aimed at transforming the platform into a robust global tool by: expanding the geographical coverage and increasing the number of shared datasets; improving underlying methods for data processing, analysis and harmonization; increasing the number and variety of indicators included; improving the user-friendliness of the platform; stimulating the effective use of the data provided, in particular to improve agriculture and nutrition policies and programmes; developing capacities at country level in dietary data management, analysis and harmonization. Stay in touch and watch us grow with the...
A webinar session in Spanish will take place on the 6th of August 2019 to walk users through the new features of the FAO/WHO GIFT platform. In the webinars, participants will be able to: Share suggestions on new indicators which could be developed; Learn about the plans for the further developments of the Platform; Learn how to upload datasets and their metadata into the Platform. An upcoming webinar in French will be advertised soon.
An article on the FAO/WHO GIFT platform has been published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. The article presents the role of FAO/WHO GIFT as a tool to better inform evidence-based policies for nutrition and food safety, especially in low and middle-income countries. It provides an overview of the current available outputs of the platform and presents the plans for the next steps of development of FAO/WHO GIFT. Finally, it also presents the synergy between FAO/WHO GIFT and other initiatives on dietary data and dietary exposure, emphasizing the key collaboration aspect of FAO/WHO GIFT. The article is open access, in line...
A new round of participatory webinars will take place in March 2019 to walk users through the new features of the FAO/WHO GIFT platform. In the webinars, participants will be able to: Share suggestions on new indicators which could be developed; Learn about the plans for the further developments of the Platform; Learn how to upload datasets and their metadata into the Platform. Participants can register here to one of the following available sessions:             4th of March (Monday)              8.30 PM – 10.30 PM (GMT+1 - Italy)      ...
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