Nutrition

 

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Promoting agritourism in Barbados

Like many Caribbean nations, Barbados faces two distinct crises. On the one hand, the island now imports almost 90% of the food consumed. On the other, levels of obesity and associated diseases have risen, largely because people are eating processed products and calorie-dense foods, most of which are imported. Agritourism, which links farmers and agribusinesses to the tourist market, could play a significant role in tackling both these problems and CTA is working closely with local partners to encourage the growth of the local food market.

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Blog articles

Building capacity in open data for agriculture and nutrition

The rapidly increasing availability of scientific, social and market data has huge potential to improve the agriculture sector and address food security and nutrition challenges. But to achieve this potential we need to ensure that this data can be accessed shared and used by those who are in a position to realise its benefits.

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A dynamic future for young agripreneurs

Among the numerous topics addressed during the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16-20, the place of young people into agribusiness ventures has caught a lot of attention. A concrete way to bring new incomes in Pacific Island states and to fight youth unemployment and rural exodus.

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Can Climate Smart Agriculture work for Nutrition?

Eating and drinking well has become of more value and importance to many people today, with a lot of research showing us which foods put us most at risk and which ones may lower our risk of disease. Researchers are looking to better understand how nutrition in agriculture is of importance in a changing climate.

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News

An empowered woman means an empowered community

Women are key to ensuring food and nutrition security. They mainly manage the households – and have the power of deciding on food. By empowering them we can ensure that entire families and communities get a nutritious diet.

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Championing open data for agriculture and nutrition

At a Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and the 4th Agritec Africa exhibition, held 14-16 June in Nairobi, Kenya, key regional stakeholders met to discuss ways of leveraging data and science to improve food and nutrition security.

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The big wins of open data for agriculture and nutrition

This 10 minutes-long video provides an overview of the big wins in open data for agriculture and nutrition and the steps to deliver them. It also explains who can benefit from open data. For instance, giving smallholder farmers access to reliable data can translate into higher productivity, greater access to markets and better nutrition. Data can also be key to building support among policymakers for initiatives on food and nutrition security.

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New index to tackle food safety scourge and threat to African health and trade

Dakar, Senegal, October 2. The African Food Safety Index (AFSI) launched today will help to tackle the burden of foodborne diseases that a recent global assessment found to be comparable to that of malaria, HIV/AIDs or tuberculosis.

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Technical and scientific articles

Healthy choices

Increasing the open access to nutrition and food data for ICT developers has resulted in a surge in applications for a healthier food intake and better fitness.

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Background articles

Agritourism - a driver for rural incomes in Pacific island states

The full potential for agritourism – a combined strategy linking agriculture and tourism – has yet to be tapped in many Pacific countries, according to speakers at a workshop organised during the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA). Strong growth in tourism offers valuable opportunities for the local industries and rural communities in Pacific Small Island Developing States.

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A shared journey of learning at the Pacific Week of Agriculture

The first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) opened on 16 Oct 2017 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Taking the theme CROPS – Culture, Resilience, Opportunities, Products, Sustainability - PWA sets out to foster dialogue and commitment for realising the potential of agriculture in a region that is facing a number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

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GODAN Action

Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. From transporting information, to improving education, government accountability, and access to healthcare, open data affects our everyday lives and is changing the way we live our lives and interact with each other. Through a new project – GO...

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