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Global GHI scores have declined by 29 percent in 2016. See the interactive app
IFPRI’s 2016 Global Hunger Index #GHI2016 – which measures the state of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels – is now out. The 2016 GHI reveals that despite a 29 percent decrease in hunger scores in developing countries since 2000, the world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. More than 45 countries – including India, Pakistan, Yemen, and Madagascar – will still have “moderate” to
“alarming” hunger in in 2030 if current trends continue. The GHI suggests the 2030 goal is still reachable if countries address food insecurity and malnutrition, ramp up anti-poverty efforts, reform agriculture and trade, support smallholder farmers, and reduce food waste. Read the report:
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A newly released special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development (AFJAND) focuses entirely on addressing the growing aflatoxin problem in eastern Africa. The special issue contains 12 peer-reviewed articles on topics related to understanding and addressing aflatoxin contamination in countries throughout eastern Africa. All articles within the special issue are freely available for download via open access. They may be found on the AJFAND website:
Aligned to improve nutrition and health. Enjoy learning about recent progress and evidence on nutrition-sensitive programs, policies, and development in the 2015 Annual Report from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by IFPRI:
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ANH2016 resources are now available! The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy held its first Academy Week conference in Addis Ababa at the end of June. Presentations from the Learning Labs and the conference covered topics such as:
(1) Agriculture and nutrition linkages
(2) Agriculture and sustainable diets
(3) Health impacts of animal-sourced foods
(4) Women, households, and nutrition
(5) Markets, value chains, and nutrition
(6) Determinants of diets and nutrition.

Click here to access the presentations:
And if you haven't joined the ANH Academy, it's free:
Amanda Wyatt
Agrilinks will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 am EST. Learn about key food safety issues of concern in the agricultural development community. Speakers include Delia Grace (ILRI), Ahmed Kablan (USAID Bureau for Food Security), and Jagger Harvey (Kansas State University).

Click here to register for the webinar:
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Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition brings together the most intriguing stories about improving nutrition from the past five decades. These stories provide insight into what works in nutrition, what does not, and the factors that contribute to success.

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According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report , the world is off track to reach global targets on nutrition, but we can reverse that trend and end malnutrition by 2030.

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report will be launched around the world, June 14. Here's how you can get involved:

- Check our Events page to see if a launch is happening in a city near you—or to find out how to organize one yourself!
- Download a copy of the report
- Don't miss out on any GNR news! Follow @GNReport on Twitter and Global Nutrition Report on Facebook, and use relevant hashtags (#NutritionReport, #InvestinNutrition) to stay up-to-date.
The Gender, Equity and Empowerment (GEE) unit of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has recognized the need for expanding the scope of its research and capacity building agenda to go beyond gender and include other sources of inequity that contribute to inequitable nutrition and health outcomes. See the updated strategy here

IFPRI is planning to host a brainstorming discussion in the last quarter of 2016 at IFPRI in Washington, DC to identify priority areas for strengthening the equity focus of A4NH. To help us plan for this event, IFPRI team would be grateful if you can spend 5 minutes to share your ideas in this short survey at

Please send us your inputs by Thursday, June 30, 2016.
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Launch of IFPRI’s latest Global Food Policy Report

2015 was a landmark year for the international development community with the passage of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, building on impressive global progress since 1990: extreme poverty, child mortality, and hunger all fell by around half. The 2016 Global Food Policy Report reviews major trends, events, and changes affecting food security and nutrition in 2015 and beyond, and explores how the global food system can best contribute to further reductions in hunger, malnutrition, and poverty while ensuring sustainable use of the world’s resources.

Launch on Mar 31, 2016 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT

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Have you read "Repositioning culture for development: women and development", it is freely downloadable on Taylor & Francis website.
Explore the changes in hunger throughout the world...Join us for the Washington, DC launch of the 2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed conflict & challenge of hunger
The International Food Policy Research Institute invites you to ‘Voice your opinion on food policy and food security.’ Take the Global Food Policy Report survey at The results of the survey will appear in the 2016 Global Food Policy Report, which will be published in March and available for free as a PDF download at

The Survey will only take 3 minutes. Once you complete the survey, you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for one of several US$100 Amazon gift cards.

All responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. We would appreciate hearing from you by January 28.
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) -This year marks the tenth year of the Global Hunger Index (GHI), a tool for measuring the state of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. The 2015 GHI reveals that despite a 27 percent decrease in hunger scores among developing countries, hunger levels in 52 of 117 countries in the 2015 Global Hunger Index remain “serious” (44 countries) or “alarming” (8 countries). This year’s report also focuses on the relationship between conflict and hunger, noting that many countries with the highest and worst GHI scores tend to be those engaged in or recently emerged from war.


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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) -The 2015 Global Nutrition Report (GNR) is a comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on all forms of nutrition. The report, the second in an annual series, covers nutrition status and program coverage as well as underlying determinants such as food security; water, sanitation, and hygiene; resource allocations; and institutional and policy changes—globally, and for 193 countries. The 2015 edition highlights the critical relationship between climate change and nutrition and the pivotal role business can play.

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The Journal of Development Studies has devoted a special issue to several studies from Africa and South Asia that explore the links between household agricultural production and human nutrition. The citations have been added to the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health group here on Mendeley. The articles are accessible here:
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Collaborative bibliography of research publications related to agriculture, nutrition and health, which was first initiated during the 2020 Conference on “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health”. This is the collaborative effort of the ‘CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)' led by IFPRI and Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) of IFPRI.

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