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December 2000
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A broad range of actions that can aid in the efforts to end hunger are described in this issue of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture. Improving the methods and tools to work drectly with food-insecure households is critical. For decades, growth monitoring has been practised by community health workers in many developing countries. Authors show how techniques for assessing children's growth status can be made more effective. A report about a recent household food security project in Viet Nam demonstrates how monitoring can be combined with strategies to improve the nutritional knowledge of care givers and to raise the amount and variety of food available to rural households. Other authors challenge scientists working in agriculture and nutrition to apply their talents to improving food production in areas that are often neglected, so that local food supplies can increase and food intakes can provide greater health benefits.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

J.L. Albert
Nutrition Division
Flora Dicarlo
Agriculture and Consumer Protection

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