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Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.


Moringa oleifera - A promising approach to combat malnutrition?

Bonn | Germany | Apr 2017 |  Moringa is a well-known “superfood” offering an endless variety of health benefits. But how can the green leafy plant effectively be used in the global fight against malnutrition?


Uni Helsinki research on adolescent girls in Mozambique

Helsinki | Finland | Mar 2017 | In developing countries, children and women suffer the most from hunger and adverse effects of malnutrition. It has been estimated that maternal and child undernutrition is the underlying cause of more than 3 million child deaths yearly.


HarvestPlus selected as 2017 Launch Food Innovator

Washington D.C. | United States | Feb 2017 | One of the most active members of the nutrition work stream of the Platform was recognised for its pioneering work in making staple food crops more nutritious and available to rural communities around the world.


Ensuring nutritious diets in a climate constrained world

Rome | Italy | Nov 2016 | The growing threat of climate change highlights the need to make investments in food security and nutrition smarter with focus on production and consumption.


Platform hosts virtual briefing on nutrition sensitive agriculture

Bonn | Germany | July 2016 | The webinar examines the state of the art in nutrition-sensitive agriculture both from a conceptual point of view and regarding its translation into practice.


Biofortification pioneers win 2016 World Food Prize

Washington D.C. |United States | July 2016 | The World Food Prize 2016 was awarded to four extraordinary laureates - Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis.


Accounting standard and roadmap to fight food loss and waste

Bonn |Germany |  June 2016 | The standard addresses key challenges and identifies gaps in the methodologies to measure and quantify global food loss. It provides some guidance and requirements for better coordination and coherence amongst policies and strategies to limit Food Loss and Waste.


The SUN movement: Combining efforts to end hunger and malnutrition

Bonn |Germany |  June 2016 | Individual, isolated measures are not enough to eradicate hunger world-wide. Rather, a collective approach is required; an approach that is driven and owned by countries and combines efforts across different sectors and at all levels.