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November 23rd, 2015 / International Food Policy Research Institute, US

thumb.aspx AKINWUMI ADESINA PRESIDENT, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK says “The world needs nutrition accountability. Food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition affecting millions of the poor and chil- dren are simply unacceptable. The most important infrastructure is “gray matter infrastructure.” Yet millions of children in Africa grow up without adequate nutrition and become stunted, depriving them of the “gray matter infrastructure” they need to improve cognitive and learning capabilities that will expand economic opportunities for them throughout life. Access to adequate nutritious food is a basic human right. The Global Nutrition Report 2015 is timely and will help foster accountability on malnutrition as the world drives the Sustainable Development Goals. Let us end the scourge of malnutrition. It is well within our reach to do so, and the evidence is overwhelming that we must act. I strongly endorse this report’s call for action. By investing in nutrition for all, we all win. Malnutrition is not sustainable.”. Read more