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May, 2018: In many developing countries, the share of agriculture and the food system in the economy is large and critical to the livelihoods of billions. It is thus essential to ensure that all investment in the sector, including by large-scale private investors, is attuned to local needs and operates responsibly, in line with international good practice. When done responsibly, boosting the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of agriculture can help fight poverty and help achieve several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as those aiming at ending hunger, ensuring decent work, and attaining gender equality.

As part of their renewed, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Ethical Corporation will collaborate around providing insight to corporations on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into business strategy at the upcoming Responsible Business Summit Europe. 

The double burden of malnutrition (DBM) affects at least a quarter of all countries worldwide, with low and middle income countries bearing the greatest burden due to lack of capacity to tackle the problem. DBM connotes a complex situation where food insecurity, micronutrient deficiencies, undernutrition and infectious diseases, as well as overweight, obesity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) coexist in countries, communities and households, and even in the same individual.

A Partnership of UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank Group has released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2018 edition) using the same methodology as in previous years. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group. Note the entire time series is updated; for assessing changes over time, comparisons should be made based on the update time series.

Make this your read of the day: @FAO 's report on the State of Agricultural Commodity Markets, which focuses on… https://t.co/QxSLD8ymtP
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