It Is Time to Improve Nutrition and Fast-Track Food Security for All

SOFI 2019 begins to track a new indicator, FIES, that goes beyond hunger and includes those affected by “moderate” food insecurity. Given the broader scope, this indicator will help make the report more useful for policymakers in reducing food insecurity and malnutrition.

Kid Power: Spurring Positive Change Through Children

While the interest in using Information and Communication Technologies to provide farmers with agricultural advice has been growing, the low level of computer literacy among the farmers in developing countries has been a major barrier.

Video: Connecting Children to Technology Promotes Behavior Change at Home

In the Llacanora District of Cajamarca, Peru, a research team installed 20 networked computers with internet access in the local school serving 150 students at the secondary level – to promote behavior change at home by connecting children with technology and information.

Column: Desafíos para un desarrollo rural exitoso

Todo esto requiere, una vez más, pensar de manera diferente. Una estrategia de desarrollo rural no debe ser considerada como un tema de un solo sector, sino, al contrario, como una combinación de acciones coordinadas en diversos sectores y bien focalizada de acuerdo con las potencialidades de cada subregión.