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The Palm Oil Puzzle

This month Indonesia and Malaysia launched efforts to counter an EU resolution to curb the use of palm oil. I was disappointed to learn of this counter effort on commendable European policy-making because of the ongoing destruction of the rainforest occurring in Southeast Asia due to palm oil production. Greg S. Garrett, Director of Large Scale Food Fortification at GAIN writes.

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How we reduce malnutrition in agricultural value chains

There is an increasing focus on the importance of nutrition programming in agricultural value chains, and rightly so, because there is still a high prevalence of malnutrition among agricultural workers and their families. Nienke Keen, Program Officer Cocoa at the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and Laura Platenkamp, Junior Associate, Communications and Finance, at GAIN write.

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Nutrition

Can technology help to make fresh food available and affordable?

Poor dietary diversity in developing countries can be a key contributor to health problems because it increases the likelihood that people are not getting sufficient nutrients. Making fresh food more safe, affordable and available provides an opportunity to increase the variety of foods they eat and reduce malnutrition. Herbert Smorenburg, Senior Manager at GAIN writes.

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Tackling postharvest losses in Nigeria

Augustine Okoruwa, Senior Manager in GAIN’s Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in Nigeria, took part in a panel discussion at the Business Day 4th Agribusiness & Food Security Summit 2017 in Lagos last on 23 March. Watch the video of the panel discussion.

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Large Scale Food Fortification

Highlights from the first Central Asia regional summit on micronutrient fortification

The Government of Kazakhstan, USAID and GAIN just co-hosted the first Central Asia regional summit on micronutrient fortification, ‘Fortify our Future: Regional summit for improving the health of women and children through flour fortification’ from 3-4 April in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Greg S. Garrett, Director of Large Scale Food Fortification at GAIN, shares his takeaways from the event.

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Latest research from GAIN

It has been a busy few months for GAIN’s researchers, with some great results. Covering social marketing in Brazil, nutrition education in China, and vitamin A supplementation globally, our papers featured in Nutrients, the Journal of Food Products Marketing, and the Journal of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences.

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