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The challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned in evidence-informed decision making in Africa

This chapter explores how evidence-informed decision making related to nutrition can be enhanced in Africa. It highlights the opportunities evidence presents to contribute more effectively to addressing the nutritional challenges on the continent by…

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The role of biofortification as part of more diverse diets in Africa: Progress, challenges, and opportunities

Over the past 15 years, conventional breeding efforts have resulted in varieties of several staple food crops with significant levels of the three micronutrients whose deficiency can be most limiting to humans: zinc, iron, and vitamin A. Evidence from…

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Summary and policy recommendations: Toward a nutrition revolution for Africa

Malnutrition in all its forms—undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight—is robbing Africa of much-needed productivity and growth potential. Addressing nutrition is an investment with high potential returns in terms of reduced health…

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Tracking key CAADP indicators and implementation processes

The revised CAADP Results Framework has 40 indicators for tracking progress across three levels. Level 1 includes the high-level outcomes and impacts to which agriculture contributes, including wealth creation; food security and nutrition; economic…

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Global, regional, and national trends

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) demonstrates substantial progress in terms of hunger reduction for the developing world. Whereas the 2000 GHI score for the developing world was 30.0, the 2016 GHI score is 21.3, showing a reduction of 29 percent…