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22 June 2015: The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is now launched. This is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing. Register here. 

8 June 2015: A survey on health research priorities has been commissioned by DFID to inform DFID priorities in the next 20 to 50 years. Please participate here to ensure that research needs relating to nutrition are highlighted. Closing date 16th June 2015. 

Papers and publications

22 June 2015: New paper published in Archives of Public Health "M others U nderstand A nd C an do it (MUAC): a comparison of mothers and health workers determining MUAC in 103 children aged from 6 months to 5 years" by Blackwell et al. 


17 June 2015: A new study by Jones and de Brauw published in World Development Journal (Volume 74, p.15-24) finds that a diet rich in orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique.

8 June 2015: Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. An 'Adolescent Nutrition' report by Save the Chilren presents what is being done in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries and India to address adolescent nutrition.

8 June 2015: The 2015 State of Food Insecurity and interactive map are now out. Read about country progress against the MDGs, economic growth, smallholder productivity, social protection systems, and impacts of natural and human-induced disasters. 

8 June 2015: A new report from the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts takes up the issue of water, covering issues around water access and quality, for both households and agriculture, and governance. 

Tools and training

17 June 2015: The FAO offers free e-learning to meet the needs of agriculture and food security professionals. Courses include nutritional status assessment and anlysis, food composition data and agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action. 

One Dish Meals of South Asia are locally sourced, low-fuel, and nutritionally-dense recipes published by the World Bank's South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) that are simple and quick with cost breakdowns and nutrition facts.

2 June 2015: A website is now available for ACF's nutritional causal analysis tool, Link-NCA, a mixed method to identify the most relevant factors leading to under-nutrition in a local context for improving Nutrition Security programming.  

2 June 2015: IAP HealthPhone was launched on 2nd June by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and partners, the world's largest digital mass education programme to focus on mother and child malnutrition. 4 vidoes are available in 18 Indian languages for free. 


22 June 2015: Report, presentations and videos are now available from the FAO "Livestock, Livelihoods and Human Nutrition" West Africa Regional Workshop, November 2014, aimed at integrating human nutrition into regional livestock programmes. 

22 June 2015: SPRING is hosting an ag2nut community call on Tuesday 23rd June on "Livestcock and food security: Does it matter how food is produced?". The call will take place between 10am and 11am EDT. Register here. 

22 June 2015: Key trends in humanitarian financing: What do they mean for future resourcing to address crisis, risk and vulnerability? Event and live streaming taking place on 6 July 2015, London, UK, hosted by Global Humanitarian Assistance. More info here

17 June 2015: CRS has issued a 'save the date'/ call for abstracts for the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 14th-15th September 2015, entitled '1000 Days of Life: New approaches for integrated strategies to improve children's lives'.

8 June 2015: SPRING has developed an online interactive guide to help select context assessment tools for use at various points along the Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition. A related webinar is being held on June 11th at 9am EDT. Register here

8 June 2015: The videos from MSF Scientific Day from 7th and 8th May 2015 are now online. Over 5200 people watched from over 115 countries. Find here a snapshot of the event and Storify for summaries of the days.   

2 June 2015: The Report of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), Rome, November 2014, inclusive of all appendices (in particular the Rome Declaration and the Framework for Action) is now available here.