Current and planned research on agriculture for improved nutrition: Negotiating the gaps
Currently, one third of all child deaths are linked to malnutrition while 170 million children worldwide suffer from stunting. With malnourishment in childhood leading to poverty, accessibility to improved nutrition is fundamental to achieving positive social and economic outcomes as well as better health.
This report from the Department for international Development maps a range of different types of research, including agricultural development projects, specific agricultural interventions, and the generation and analysis of new data on agricultural and nutritional change.
With new initiatives announced at the UK hunger summit in August, and the new global target to reduce the number of stunted children by 40% by 2025 declared by the UN’s World Health Assembly, DFID commissioned this new report to identify poorly researched areas in the newly invigorated fight against malnutrition.
Download the full report: Current and Planned Research on Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: a Mapping and a Gap Analysis