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Nutrition

How Can We Lower the Price of Fruits and Vegetables? Exploring Ways to Deliver Vouchers to Consumers

Jan 13th, 2022 • by Kate Ambler, Alan de Brauw, Sylvan Herskowitz, and Oleyemisi Shittu

Fruits and vegetables are a key source of micronutrients in diets, and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption can help stave off non-communicable diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults consume 400 grams of fruits and vegetables every day. Yet globally, fruit and vegetable consumption often falls far below that target, and research suggests consumption is particularly low in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

COVID-19 disruptions to health and nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, India

Dec 6th, 2021 • by PHUONG HONG NGUYEN, SHIVANI KACHWAHA, RASMI AVULA, PURNIMA MENON AND MICHAEL WANG

Fears of COVID-19 transmission, along with social-distancing measures, have disrupted many important public services worldwide, both directly and indirectly. In India, Phuong Nguyen and colleagues conducted surveys to compare use of public health and nutrition services before, during and after COVID-19 lockdowns in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Despite extra efforts from frontline workers during and after lockdowns, services were disrupted; in addition, demand for those services decreased post-lockdown because of the fear of pandemic health risks.

G20 Matera Declaration calls for investing more and better in food systems to achieve Zero Hunger

Aug 11th, 2021 • by SWATI MALHOTRA and ROB VOS

This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org, by Swati Malhotra and Rob Vos.

Global hunger has been on the rise since 2014, and the world is not on track to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger (SDG2). If current trends continue without concerted and collaborative actions to tackle the challenge, 840 million people will come under the grip of hunger by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation, especially in low- and middle-income countries, where compounding effects—conflict, economic downturns and shocks, and climate variability—are causing distress.

The world is not on track to end hunger: 2021 SOFI report released

Jul 19th, 2021 • by S. Gustafson

Our window of opportunity for achieving SDG 2 — eradicating hunger and malnutrition and ensuring access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food for all by 2030 — is closing rapidly. However, far from moving closer to that goal, the world has seen a resurgence of hunger and food insecurity.

Global Report on Food Crises 2021: Building resilience can prevent crisis and conflict

Jul 2nd, 2021 • by SWATI MALHOTRA and ALEXANDRIA RICHTER

This blog was originally posted on IFPRI.org. It was written by Swati Malhotra and Alexandria Richter.

More than 155 million people experienced acute food insecurity at crisis level or worse around the world in 2020, an increase of 20 million from 2019 and a five-year high, as the COVID-19 pandemic compounded economic shocks, conflicts, and climate and severe weather impacts, estimates the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC).