What Diet Is Best for Health
Nutrition

What diet is best for health?

How best to realise disease prevention and increased public health? The eating recommendation provided by Michael Pollan – “food, not too much, mostly plants” – gives a good foundation for this realising this goal. Authors: D Katz and S Meller. Source: Annual Review of Public Health, 2014. 35:83–103 Diet is …

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Star-studded movies to improve nutrition across Nigeria

Nigeria’s Nollywood’s top movie directors, in partnership with HarvestPlus, a global program to improve nutrition, have made four movies to entertain and inform Nigerians on how they can improve their diets and health. The movies premiered during the 11th Abuja International Film Festival on 24 September  2014. Source: IFPRI In …

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Big results from small plots in Nepal

Home gardens are often overlooked by mainstream policy and agricultural development priorities. A Bioversity International home gardens initiative in Nepal produced yields that nearly tripled from 300kg per year to as much as 900kg per year in some households. A greater range of plants is being farmed. And participating households doubled their overall consumption of produce, including nutritionally valuable vegetables and fruit.

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Agriculture and climate change in the GCC countries

Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Fostering Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change Shahid, Shabbir A., Ahmed, Mushtaque (Eds.) Springer, €118.99 eBook, €139.99 hardback This collection of papers outlines success stories from countries such as UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Oman …

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Children in Uganda share a plate of orange sweet potato. Photo: A. Ball / HarvestPlus
Nutrition

Why nutrition-smart agriculture matters

Two billion people suffer from hidden hunger – they may get enough calories, but they will not get enough minerals and vitamins. We need to re-envision agriculture as the primary source of sound nutrition through the food people harvest and eat; agriculture must become nutrition-smart, improving the nutritional value of …

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Small and Growing: entrepreneurship in African agriculture

This advocacy report demonstrates how investment in rural and food sector entrepreneurship in Africa can achieve sustainable food and nutrition security for the continent and significantly contribute to Africa’s rural and economic growth. Source: Agriculture for Impact Entrepreneurship is rooted in small farm agriculture, but it needs pro-active policy design …

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