The scourge of “hidden hunger” or micronutrient deficiency affects around two billion people worldwide who lack adequate intake of vitamins and minerals in their diet. While several international and regional initiatives are underway to combat malnutrition, and specifically micronutrient deficiency, these have largely focused on the approaches of nutrient supplementation and food fortification at the expense of dietary diversification, considered the most durable solution to hidden hunger. Read more
The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition has officially presented its 2013 Reports in front of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stakeholders, in June 2013. The two reports Investing in Smallholder Agriculture and Biofuels and Food Security are now available here.
The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) has published the V0 draft of the report Investing in smallholder agriculture for food and nutrition security and is currently seeking feedback and inputs to further elaborate the document.
Deadline for the online consultation has been extended until the 30 of January 2013. Contributions are welcomed in English, French and Spanish.