7 November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00 (CET), FAO HQ, Rome (Italy)
On 7 November 2018, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition will launch its new policy brief: "Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets".
This brief argues that a reduction in food loss and waste, particularly in high nutrient foods, has the potential to yield substantial nutritional benefits, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the advancement of the Decade of Action on Nutrition. It also argues why addressing food waste and loss should be a new priority for improving nutrition.
On the panel:
- Sir John Beddington, Co-Chair, Global Panel on Agriculture; and Food Systems for Nutrition.
- Prof K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India; and Global Panel Member.
- Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All); and Panel Member.
- Prof Patrick Webb, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; and Director, USAID’s Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab.
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Alternatively, you can watch the event live from the FAO
UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade: Programming with and for Adolescents provides an overview of the strategic direction UNICEF will assume to advance children’s quality of life in the second decade of life.
The Guidance underscores the importance of adequate nutrition for optimal growth and development in adolescent girls and boys. It emphasizes the provision of nutrition counseling and services, the promotion of healthy and diversified diets - including fortified foods – and, where necessary, the use of micronutrient supplements.
The Guidance recognizes schools as a critical platform to deliver nutrition interventions and improve nutrition literacy, while acknowledging that school-based interventions need to be supported by community-based approaches and other delivery models, especially to reach out-of-school adolescents. Healthy eating and well-nourished bodies and brains are the foundation for improved learning outcomes and brighter futures, the core of the recently launched Generation Unlimited Partnership.
To complement this overarching Guidance, UNICEF will issue Programme Guidance on Adolescent Nutrition in early 2019 to detail the organization’s approach for the operationalization of evidence-based interventions to address all forms of malnutrition among adolescent boys and girls.
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) 2017 Annual Report report highlights the program's accomplishments and activities during the first year of its second phase.
Detailed in the report are research, events, and results from across A4NH's five research flagships and four focus countries, including:
- In-depth analyses of food systems in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Viet Nam, with a recently released report on findings in Ethiopia;
- Details on the release of 29 new biofortified crop varieties, extending reach to 3.6 million farming households;
- The first license for Aflasafe to be granted to a private company in Africa, for production, sale, and distribution in Senegal and Gambia to protect crops from deadly aflatoxin;
- A special issue of Global Food Security dedicated to Stories of Change, an innovative initiative building a resource base of experiential knowledge that explores drivers of change in improving nutrition;
- Research into how rice intensification in Africa can be achieved without increasing the risk of malaria; and
- Efforts on incorporating equity into A4NH's research agenda.
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