What's politics got to do with it: Nutrition and the policy agenda | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2013
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
IFPRI-p15738coll2-127904
Pages: 
32 pages

Recent experience has shown that as countries get richer, nutritional status does not necessarily improve. In a recent article in the journal The Lancet, IFPRI researchers and others explain that creating the right conditions for nutritional advances often requires political action. The feature article in this issue of Insights looks at how some developing countries and regions—Ghana, Peru, Thailand, and the state of Maharashtra, India—have made nutrition a political priority and how they’ve turned political commitments into widespread changes on the ground. The rest of this issue of Insights describes other important IFPRI research, touching on many different areas related to food policy.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Fritschel, Heidi, ed.

Vivalo, Julia; Gustafson, Sara; Shelton, Peter; Sullivan, Rebecca Harris; Yin, Sandra; Johnson, Ian; Lippincott, Don; Weeks, Jennifer

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About IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

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About IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

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