Nutrition & Health

Building the mighty CFS ecosystem, from global to national

Policy recommendations provided by the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) are not legally binding; implementation is up to country members. Let’s skip the talks about why this should be done at all and imagine that all politicians agreed to actively take the CFS recommendations forward.

Livestock counts

This week marked a milestone for the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).  For the first time since its reform, it recognised the role of livestock in addressing malnutrition, sustainable agriculture and climate change.

Out of the research orphanage

The side event on “Adopting African orphan crops to enhance food security, nutrition and safety” shed light on an exciting project combining traditional crops with innovative scientific research tools. One blogpost wouldn’t have done it justice. Here I explore an important underlying issue: being responsibly innovative.

Old paths don’t lead to new destinations

A new report by the World Food Programme (WFP) signals a change in tackling food security and nutrition in the Americas, one that emphasises capacity development in developing and implementing food security and nutrition policies.

Genome Sequencing for the Orphans

Perhaps the most compelling argument for greater food security is the shocking number of young children in the world who suffer stunting due to malnutrition: an estimated 161 million children below five years of age according to UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank. 

Ranging “from too little to too much”: Malnutrition is complex

Leaving the opening plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) which took place in Rome today, one of the aspects discussed there stuck with me like a gum on the sole of my shoe: the complexity of malnutrition.

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