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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How Hinga Weze Supported Smallholder Farmers to Improve Crop Productivity, Incomes, and Nutritional Status

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Knowledge Management Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Hinga Weze trained and supported farmers, partnered with financial institutions and business development service providers to create agricultural loan products, created and strengthened solidarity savings groups, and strengthened extension services.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

COVID-19 & Global Food Security: 2 Years Later

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Knowledge Management COVID-19Food SecurityResilience
The report examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on poverty, food security, nutrition, and health globally. It presents key lessons on food security and food system resilience and assesses policy responses to the crisis. Authors consider how the pandemic experience can inform recovery and longer-term efforts to build more resilient food systems.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Building Climate Resilience for Nutrition

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Knowledge Management Acute MalnutritionBreastfeedingFood SecurityNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding reduces emissions related to livestock care and milk production, farming, production of containers, transportation associated with distribution systems, and disposal of associated waste.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Advancing Women's Economic Empowerment through Private Sector Engagement

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Knowledge Management GenderPrivate-Sector Engagement
While investing in women can clearly advance private sector interests, it’s not clear how or if this is being done in many of the markets where USAID works and what approaches are most effective. Seminars focus on aligning with the private sector and conducting market research to achieve inclusive development results.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Act Now Before Ukraine War Plunges Millions into Malnutrition

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Knowledge Management Emergency Nutrition Food Security
The war in Ukraine could affect a generation of women and children who are already vulnerable to malnutrition, with implications for the human capital of communities and nations into the future. Authors call for the redoubling of efforts to ensure that the world’s women and children get the food and nutrition they need.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Seat at the Table: A Devex Dish Event

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Food Systems Food Security
Discussions include the role of foreign policy in ending global malnutrition, effective financial investment in food systems reform, the relationship between food systems reform and climate change, and the importance of understanding the links between conflict and food security. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Promoting Nutrition-Sensitive Innovation across the Food System: Introduction to the Work of the New Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab

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Food Systems Food SafetyFood Security
Speakers discuss the Innovation Lab’s research and capacity strengthening agenda and how it plans to support the broader objectives of USAID and the Feed the Future initiative. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Food Tech and Climate-Smart Agriculture

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Food Systems Food Security
Speakers discuss the role of advanced technology in promoting climate-smart agriculture, achieving goals under the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate and the U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, and addressing food security in the United States and globally. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Strengthening Policy and Research for Food System Transformation in Nepal

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Food Systems Food Security
Engaging policy stakeholders beyond agricultural production systems; collaborating with credible local partners; and developing national, provincial, and local capacities for various subsectors of the food system are critical. National policymaking institutions and think tanks should drive identification of policy and research priorities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How a Comprehensive Food Policy Improved Child and Adolescent Diets at School in Chile

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Food Systems Adolescent Nutrition
While the school environment provides an opportunity to improve health and nutritional well-being, complementary regulations in other environments may reduce partial compensatory behavior and influence overall child and adolescent diets.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Report on the State of Dietary Data

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Food Systems Food Security
This report analyzes key characteristics and trends of dietary surveys over time, includes country stories on dietary survey initiation, implementation, and data use, and provides data visualizations to highlight the type of information dietary data can provide for policy makers.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Freshwater Aquaculture is More Important for Food Security than Previously Understood

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Food Systems Food Security
Balanced approaches to science, policy, and investment that prioritize freshwater aquaculture development in addition to mariculture contribute more to global food security than those favoring mariculture alone.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Conceptualising and Assessing Food Affordability

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Food Systems Food Security
Affordability measures should incorporate a portion of savings, include all income sources, and consider reallocating funds spent on less healthy foods to healthier foods. Introducing interventions to change perceptions about the values of foods, reducing the scarcity mindset, and enhancing access to financial institutions could improve nutritious food affordability.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Priority Micronutrient Density in Foods

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Food Systems Micronutrient Interventions
Top sources of priority micronutrients include organs, small fish, dark green leafy vegetables, bivalves, crustaceans, goat, beef, eggs, milk, canned fish with bones, mutton, and lamb. Cheese, goat milk, and pork are also good sources, followed by yogurt, fresh fish, pulses, teff, and canned fish without bones.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Parents’ Perceptions of Children’s Exposure to Unhealthy Food Marketing: A Narrative Review of the Literature

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Food Systems Adolescent Nutrition
Increasing awareness among parents and caregivers to the high levels and harmful effects of children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing may build support for policy change.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Drivers of Food Acquisition Practices in the Food Environment of Peri-Urban Hyderabad, India: A Qualitative Investigation

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Food Systems Adolescent NutritionFood Security
Findings from a study investigating food acquisition practices in Hyderabad, India, revealed a need for targeted interventions in external and personal food environments to improve diets, nutrition, and health.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Do Engaging Fathers and Bundling Nutrition and Parenting Interventions Improve Young Child Diets and Development and Promote Gender Equality?

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Early Childhood Development GenderInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Bundled interventions produced greater benefits for child development, child diets, nutrition and parenting practices, and household gender equality than nutrition-only interventions. Engaging couples benefited child diets, maternal and paternal care practices, household gender equality, and women’s empowerment more than interventions for mothers only.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

WHO Recommendations on Maternal and Newborn Care for a Positive Postnatal Experience

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Early Childhood Development BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
Recommendations focus on improving the quality of essential, routine postnatal care for women and newborns receiving facility- or community-based care in any resource setting. This report includes accompanying materials.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum for IYCF Counseling

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Early Childhood Development Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum package includes illustrated counseling cards; training materials; and a guide for planning, adaptation, and implementation. It is designed for use in both individual and group counseling sessions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measurement Tools and Indicators for Assessing Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development: A Scoping Review

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Early Childhood Development Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Nurturing care encompasses good health, adequate nutrition, opportunities for early learning, responsive caregiving, and safety and security, but there is insufficient focus on measuring the last three. Additional research is important to establish optimal measures and indicators for assessing nurturing care, especially for early learning and responsive caregiving.