Understanding Malnutrition and Leading the Way Forward

How have our understanding of and responses to malnutrition changed over the past 50 years? How does leadership in nutrition emerge and drive change? What can we learn from nutrition stories over the last half-century and how can that inform nutrition challenges to come? The chapters below from Nourishing Millions address these and other questions >> Read more

Addressing the Underlying Determinants of Malnutrition

Can transformations in agriculture have positive impacts for nutrition? How can social protection programs effectively incorporate nutrition? Through what pathways can water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions affect nutrition outcomes? What challenges are on the horizon with rising rates of overweight and obesity? The chapters below from Nourishing Millions address these and other questions about how >> Read more

Addressing the Immediate Causes of Malnutrition

What role can community action play in driving nutrition change? How have programs to address the immediate determinants of malnutrition improved infant and young child feeding, addressed micronutrient deficiencies, and helped to manage acute malnutrition? The chapters below from Nourishing Millions address these and other questions about nutrition-specific programs and interventions: Transforming Nutrition Interventions Chapter >> Read more

Transforming National Policy and Programming

How have countries made national-level progress in nutrition? What kinds of interventions have worked or not worked to address the immediate and underlying drivers of malnutrition at the country level, as well as the enabling environment for nutrition? The chapters below from Nourishing Millions address these and other questions about country experiences with transforming national >> Read more

Announcing Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition is a new initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In recent years, high-level political commitment to address undernutrition has ramped up significantly. Recognizing the need for well-documented stories of how to generate and scale up nutrition successes and develop leadership in nutrition, this project >> Read more

Submit your nominations for nutrition success stories!

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to nominate nutrition success stories for a new initiative on “Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition.” Political commitment to address undernutrition has grown significantly, and translating these commitments into action has become a leading priority. Lessons on how to improve nutrition in real world contexts are much needed. >> Read more

Stories of Change in Nutrition

In recent years there has been a major upswing in attention to nutrition. No longer in the shadows of development discourse, nutrition is now front and center. Investment in nutrition (from donors, international organizations, and governments themselves) is growing, action plans are being developed, and research undertaken. As the multisectoral dimension of the nutrition challenge >> Read more

Learning from Success to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Hunger and undernutrition are fundamental challenges facing our planet today. Eliminating both is key to ending extreme poverty and to achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But significant knowledge gaps related to eliminating hunger and undernutrition must first be addressed for effective and cost-efficient action. Compact2025 is an IFPRI-led initiative that will work to fill >> Read more

Documenting Success for Change: Millions Fed and Nourishing Millions

Nourishing Millions follows on Millions Fed, a project that identified 20 proven successes in agricultural development that substantially reduced hunger and poverty. Led by IFPRI with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the initiative documented successes ranging from interventions that enhanced productivity to those that combated diseases and pests, conserved natural resources, expanded >> Read more

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