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Nutrition and Development Series

ADB's Nutrition and Development Series, begun in 2001, covers the impact of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific on poverty and depressed human and economic development.


  • Satisfying Hidden Hunger: Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies in Central Asia Books | 01 Jun 2010

    Satisfying Hidden Hunger: Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies in Central Asia

    ADB’s food fortification initiative helped the participating countries move toward universal salt iodization and establish sustainable wheat flour fortification.

  • Ликвидация скрытого голода Books | 01 Jun 2010

    Ликвидация скрытого голода

    В течение 1990-х годов молодые независимые республики Центральной Азии, так же, как исоседняя Монголия, сталкивались с увеличивающейся в масштабах актуальной проблемой- заболеваниями, вызванными дефицитом микронутриентов. В ответ Азиатский Банк Развития(АБР) принял решение начать региональную инициативу по обогащению продуктов питанияс тем, чтобы остановить растущую угрозу здоровью населения, которая в особенностивоздействовала на малоимущих женщин и детей, и стоила этим странам примерно 1% своего ВВП.

  • Food Fortification in Asia: Improving Health and Building Economies Books | 01 Jun 2004

    Food Fortification in Asia: Improving Health and Building Economies

    The opportunity exists to save more than 250,000 lives over the next 10 years in Indonesia, Pakistan, the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and Viet Nam by fortifying basic foods with vitamins and minerals.

  • What Works? A Review of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions Books | 10 Dec 2001

    What Works? A Review of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions

    Improving nutrition in developing countries is both humanitarian and an economic imperative. Yet, the lack of a systematic evaluation of what works and what does not hampers the progress that has been made.

  • Attacking the Double Burden of Malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific Books | 03 Dec 2001

    Attacking the Double Burden of Malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

    The concentration of malnutrition in Asia is greater than anywhere else on Earth. Seventy percent of the world's malnourished children reside in the region.

  • Manila Forum 2000: Strategies to Fortify Essential Foods in Asia and the Pacific Books | 01 Dec 2001

    Manila Forum 2000: Strategies to Fortify Essential Foods in Asia and the Pacific

    Representatives from eight Asian and Pacific countries met at ADB's headquarters for the Manila Forum 2000 to discuss the role of the food industry in eliminating micronutrient deficiencies such as Vitamin A, iodine, and iron. This publication presents

    the views shared by heads of industry and public sector regulators on how high-quality foods are promoted for national, regional, and international markets the consensus reached at the Forum a statement adopted on regional action and national capacity-building efforts in the public and private sectors and on a need for monitoring by civil society
  • Improving Child Nutrition in Asia Books | 29 Jan 2001

    Improving Child Nutrition in Asia

    Improving nutrition is a crucial factor in catalyzing broad-scale improvements in different sectors—in health, educational achievement, economic production, and overall quality of life for the people of Asia.

  • Investing in Child Nutrition in Asia Books | 08 Jan 2001

    Investing in Child Nutrition in Asia

    Ways to halve the world's underweight, stunted, and micronutrient-deficient children, most of whom live in Asia - the objective of the World Summit for Children - are prescribed in this publication.

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