The International Year of the Pulses celebrated last 2016 was beneficial to farmers' livelihoods and have a postive impact on the environment. Although dried beans, lentils, and peas have been around for centuries, they will play a fundamental role in our sustainable future.
The Operation Timbang Plus (OTP), an annual weight-and-height-taking activity conducted by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) through its network of Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) is an example of an existing information system that provides data on the status of food utilization in a community in the Philippines.
Women empowerment and gender equality is one of the critical ingredients in fighting extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva at Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty at FAO Rome, Italy on 16 December 2016.
Diet is an important contributor to health, and to disease. Most countries face nutritional problems, from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies to obesity and diet-related diseases (such as type II diabetes and certain types of cancer), or a mix of these.