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Responses to paper by Per Pinstrup-Andersen
By Patrick Webb
ICN2, Rome,
November 14, 2013

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  • 1. Responses to paper by Per Pinstrup-Andersen Patrick Webb Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Politics PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETING FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy 13-15 November 2013
  • 2. 1. “Cost-efficacy of food and agriculture-based nutrition enhancing interventions has not been rigorously evaluated.”
  • 3. Agency Annual Cost Inputs and services provided World Bank $30/child Vitamin supplements, deworming, CMAM fortification of staples, salt iodization REACH $36/child Soap, bed-nets, malaria treatment, home gardens, clean water IFSP Mulanje $46/person Seeds, irrigation, food-for-work, livelihoods (training, inputs), food technology SNRP (EU) $61/person Nutrition education, water, hygiene, seeds, village savings banks, extension services WALA (USAID) $61/person Seeds, irrigation, nutrition and health education, health services, microfinance Millennium Villages >$120/ household Village storage, seeds, clinics and schools, seeds, internet access, phones
  • 4. 1. “Cost-efficacy of food and agriculture-based nutrition enhancing interventions has not been rigorously evaluated.” 2. “It is important to remember that reducing poverty is important, but insufficient to eliminate nutritional deficiencies.”
  • 5. Source: Black et al. (2013) Lancet series II 5 Source: Black et al. (2013) Lancet series II
  • 6. 1. “Cost-efficacy of food and agriculture-based nutrition enhancing interventions has not been rigorously evaluated.” 2. “It is important to remember that reducing poverty is important, but insufficient to eliminate nutritional deficiencies.” 3. “Food price fluctuations may contribute to transitory food insecurity and malnutrition. Policies to strengthen timely price information might reduce such negative effects.”
  • 7. Source: Lancet series 2013
  • 8. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUTRITION World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition Rome, December 1992 We pledge to make all efforts to eliminate before the end of this decade:  Famine and famine-related deaths  Starvation and nutritional deficiency diseases in …natural and man-made disasters
  • 9. Natural Disasters 1900-2011 People affected People killed