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Joint A4NH/ISPC workshop on nutrition

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  • 1. A Multi-Dimensional Index of Nutrition Patrick Webb, H. Luo and U. Gentilini A4NH/ISPC Workshop on Nutrition Washington, D.C. September 2014
  • 2. Not another index?!!! Yes, because we need to better communicate to policymakers and donors that: 1.No single policy suffices its not just one thing 2. Multiple burdens (undernutrition, obesity, VMDs) 3.Post-2015 SDGs new metrics proposed 4.Which metrics can agriculture affect specifically?
  • 3. World Health Assemblys endorsement (in 2012) Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition To be achieved by 2025: 40% reduction in child stunting (against 2010 baseline) 50% reduction in anaemia in adult women 30% reduction in low birth weight (LBW) 0% increase in childhood overweight >50% target for exclusive breastfeeding (EFB 6 months) < 5% prevalence of child wasting.
  • 4. The problem. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Where do we stand? 1.2 billion still live in extreme poverty, even though poverty rates have been halved between 1990 and 2010 and the MDG target has been met. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview/mdg_goals/mdg1/
  • 5. 4. ICN2 (2010 2025) create consensus on how to achieve the global nutrition targets by 2025 set by the World Health Assembly. 1. MDG 1 (1990-2015) - child underweight (