At the recent launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)—an initiative championed by the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission—African leaders agreed to jointly overcome malnutrition and elevate nutrition as a driver for economic growth and sustainable development. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, noted that the initiative will utilize the […]
This is a guest blog post authored by Dr. Justin Yifu Lin. One of the central goals of every developing country is to reach high-income status. Agriculture plays a critical role in transforming economies to reach the goal, along with achieving other essential development goals like ensuring food security and improving nutrition. Therefore, in order […]
A new World Bank report “Standing Tall: Peru's Success in Overcoming its Stunting Crisis” explains how the country more than halved its stunting rates among children under five from 28 percent in 2008 to 13 percent in 2016. Peru’s success reducing stunting is documented in Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition along with several […]
The meeting synopsis of the Compact2025 event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia held on December 15, 2017 is now available. More information and meeting documents from the Forum can be found in the summary blog post.
India’s government launched the National Nutrition Mission with a budget of US$1.4 billion over three years to coordinate nutrition-related interventions across ministries. The Mission aims to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anemia and low birth weight by 2 percent per year for three years. Serving as a convergence mechanism, the Mission will link numerous nutrition programs that […]