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News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.fao.org

While progress has recently been made in reducing unemployment and poverty in Tajikistan, malnutrition is still widespread.  Half of all children under the age of five suffer from iodine deficiency, and a quarter suffer from stunting, putting their futures at risk.  In addition, obesity and diet-related diseases such as, heart disease and hypertension are  rising.  In response, the Government has joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, committing to improve nutrition in the country. With FAO’s technical support, members of the Agency of Statistics in the region of Khatlon were trained in the collection and analysis of WDDS data, and assisted in conducting a local pilot survey. The WDDS, or  Women’s Dietary Diversity Score, is a qualitative global nutrition indicator which counts the number of food groups consumed by a person over the 24 hours preceding the test.  The objective is to integrate a nutrition element into the annual Household Budget Survey (HBS).  Given the response of the training, the Government has decided to integrate the WDDS data into the HBS, and FAO has been asked to assist in training the remaining regions of the country. Tajikistan is a country with a young population.  Seven out of ten of its people are under the age of 30, and the country views this young and growing generation as an important asset to invest in for the future.  In recent years, they have achieved significant progress in reducing unemployment and fighting poverty, and now they are turning their focus on nutrition. Malnutrition is widespread in Tajikistan.  Current diets are high in sugars and saturated fats, and poor in mineral-rich fruits and vegetables, resulting in a prevalence of diet-related problems such as obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and persistent under-nutrition.  These problems particularly affect the younger population, with half of all children under five years of age suffering from iodine deficiency, and a quarter suffering from stunting. Scaling Up Nutrition In response, the Government of Tajikistan joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement in September 2013, committing to improve nutrition for all. With malnutrition problems in the country being primarily related to poor diets, the first priority was to set up an adequate information system to understand and monitor the quality and diversity of people’s diets.  This would allow national authorities to plan and design appropriate programmes to address effectively and sustainably the root causes of malnutrition in the country. What have you eaten in the last 24 hours? With FAO’s technical support (and funding from the European Union), Tajikistan’s Agency of Statistics and Ministry of Health implemented a dietary assessment pilot survey in the Khatlon region, under the project “Strengthening of the National food security information system in Tajikistan”. The objective was to produce data informing the Agency on the variety and quality of local diets, with respect to World Health Organization recommendations.  The main focus of the project is the introduction of the Women’s Dietary Diversity Score, a simple qualitative global nutrition indicator which counts the number of food groups consumed by a person within a period of 24 hours. The indicator focuses on women because, given their special nutritional needs (in particular mothers and would-be mothers) and special role in family nutrition (women statistically prioritize the food needs of their family members before satisfying their own), if women’s high nutritional needs are met, it implies with a high degree of certainty that the nutritional needs of the other family members are also satisfied. The idea behind this data collection is that it would show what foods people are eating more of, and which are being consumed less.  The objective of the exercise is to integrate a nutrition component into the annual Household Budget Survey. “I think this dietary diversity study will help us understand issues at household level,” said Professor Azonov, at the Nutrition Institute of Tajikistan.  “It will contribute to further prevention of malnutrition, and to the improvement of the nutrition situation in Tajikistan.” Developing local capacities In May 2014, employees of the Agency of Statistics were invited to a 6-day training workshop.  Four days of the workshop were devoted to lectures, group exercises, focus group discussion, and role playing.  The lectures covered the basic concepts of food and nutrition security assessment, the different types of food-based indicators and how to incorporate WDDS data into assessments.  The final two days were devoted to field trips with hands-on experience on how to conduct WDDS data from members of local families and communities. “This workshop and the food group adaptation process were very useful,” said Abdugaffor Sultonov, Agency of Statistics Chief Specialist in Kurgan Tyube.  “We improved our knowledge of common food items and meals, and included these into our tools to monitor diets.” Easy and reliable The WDDS is an easy and reliable methodology.  It provides data that helps the government of Tajikistan monitor the progress in improving diets and nutrition, and devise and implement strong policies and programmes.  So far, response to the workshop and support for the programme has been strongly positive. The results of the data collection and analysis were presented to the Government in October 2014.  Given the success of nutrition data collection in the pilot phase, FAO has been requested by the Agency of Statistics to provide further assistance in training up locals in the remaining districts of the country.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Read on to discover how this definitive food report can transform your own research and save you time. Increasing consumer trends towards alternatives to meat has led visiongain to publish this timely report. The $8.1bn alternative protein substitutes market is expected to expand considerably in the next few years because of increasingly health conscious consumers, a shift in consumer preference from animal to natural plant proteins and increasing demand from a growing middle class. If you want to be part of this growing industry, then read on to discover how you can maximise your investment potential. Analysis of key players in alternative protein substitutes technologies • Archer Daniels Midland • Cargill Incorporated • CHS Inc. • E. 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Target audience • Anyone within the alternative proteins substitutes value chain • Leading food processing companies • Ingredients suppliers • Food technologists • R&D staff • NPD specialists • Health food companies • Food wholesalers • Food retailers • Consultants • Analysts • CEO's • CIO's • COO's • Business development managers • Investors • Governments • Agencies • Industry organisations • Banks To request a report overview of this report please email Sara Peerun at sara.peerun@visiongain.com or call Tel: +44-(0)-20-7336-6100 Aarkay Food Products Accel Foods. AFIS-International Foods Alphacaps GmbH Arasco Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) AvidBiotics Corporation AWA Alternative Proteins Axiom Foods, Inc. Azelis Ukraine LLC. Barentz International Beneo-orafti Beyond Meat Biothera Inc. Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd Bunge Limited Caldic Cargill Inc. Cargill Meat Solutions group Cargill Protein Solutions group CHS Inc. Clara Foods Classic Dyestuffs,Inc. Collaborative Fund Compass Group ConAgra D J Hendrick International Inc (DJHII) DS Group DuPont Crop Protection E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Eatem Foods Company Energybits Exandal Corporation Exo Ferriss Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd. Founders Fund Friona Industries Future Way Holding General Mills Google Google Ventures Green Feed Hampton Creek Horizons Ventures Huntsman Corporation Impossible Foods Iovate Health Sciences International Island Oasis ITC Kent Foods Limited Kent Foods Limited Kerry Group Khosla Ventures Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers KMDI International Kraft Foods KFI Savory Lecico GmbH Louis Dreyfus Louis Dreyfus Commodities Polska Sp. z o.o. Maraschi & Quirici Mitsui and Company. MKC Mondelez India Naturalin Bio-Resources Co Ltd Nestle India Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd North American Food Ingredients Inc. Northstar Agri Industries Nutraceutical Limited Canada Olenex Olitalia S.r.l. Papadimitriou S.A. Parle Products Peter Thiel's Founders Fund PICO Holdings, Inc. PICO Northstar Hallock LLC Pioneer Hi-Bred International Quang Dung Red Arrow Products Roquette Frères Company Ruchi Soya Industries Limited SATS Ltd Selvania s.r.l. Sevarome Singapore Food Industries Pte. Ltd. Solidaridad SPRIM Strategy and Intelligent Innovation SRS Aromatics SuCrest GmbH Techno Food Technochem Industries Tesco PLC The GreenLabs LLC The Kraft Heinz Company Tyson Foods Unifood S.r.l. Unilever Varesco Trading GmbH Ventura Foods Volac International Limited Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V Wilmar International Limited Company Wynnstarr Flavors Inc. Yihai Kerry Investments Co., Ltd ("YKI") Youngs Seafood Ltd List of Organisations AURI.org BRC Global Standards China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Danish Council of Ethics International Standards Organisation (ISO) Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Protein Foods & Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI) Singapore state fund Temasek The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) To see a report overview please email Sara Peerun on sara.peerun@visiongain.com


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Read on to discover how this definitive food report can transform your own research and save you time. Increasing consumer trends towards alternatives to meat has led visiongain to publish this timely report. The $8.1bn alternative protein substitutes market is expected to expand considerably in the next few years because of increasingly health conscious consumers, a shift in consumer preference from animal to natural plant proteins and increasing demand from a growing middle class. If you want to be part of this growing industry, then read on to discover how you can maximise your investment potential. Analysis of key players in alternative protein substitutes technologies • Archer Daniels Midland • Cargill Incorporated • CHS Inc. • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company • Kerry Group • Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd. • Roquette Frères • Ruchi Soya Industries • Wilmar International Limited Global alternative protein substitutes market outlook and analysis from 2017-2027 in volume (tonnes) and market value ($m) Alternative protein substitutes submarket forecasts by product type from 2017-2027 in volume (tonnes) and market value ($m) • First Generation • Soy Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 Alternative protein substitutes forecasts by distribution channels 2017-2027 in volume (tonnes) and market value ($m) • Hyper / Supermarket Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Drug Stores Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Speciality Stores Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Others / Convenience Stores Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 Alternative protein substitutes forecasts by application from 2017-2027 in volume (tonnes) and market value ($m) • Weight Management Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Sports Nutrition Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Positive Nutrition Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Healthy Nutrition Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Others Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 Regional alternative protein substitutes market forecasts from 2017-2027 in volume (tonnes) and market value ($m) North America Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • US Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Canada Alternative Protein Substitutes Forecast 2017-2027 • Key questions answered • What does the future hold for the alternative protein substitutes industry? • Where should you target your business strategy? • Which applications should you focus upon? • Which disruptive technologies should you invest in? • Which company is likely to success and why? • What industry trends should you be aware of? Target audience • Anyone within the alternative proteins substitutes value chain • Leading food processing companies • Ingredients suppliers • Food technologists • R&D staff • NPD specialists • Health food companies • Food wholesalers • Food retailers • Consultants • Analysts • CEO's • CIO's • COO's • Business development managers • Investors • Governments • Agencies • Industry organisations • Banks To request a report overview of this report please email Sara Peerun at sara.peerun@visiongain.com or call Tel: +44-(0)-20-7336-6100 Aarkay Food Products Accel Foods. AFIS-International Foods Alphacaps GmbH Arasco Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) AvidBiotics Corporation AWA Alternative Proteins Axiom Foods, Inc. Azelis Ukraine LLC. Barentz International Beneo-orafti Beyond Meat Biothera Inc. Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd Bunge Limited Caldic Cargill Inc. Cargill Meat Solutions group Cargill Protein Solutions group CHS Inc. Clara Foods Classic Dyestuffs,Inc. Collaborative Fund Compass Group ConAgra D J Hendrick International Inc (DJHII) DS Group DuPont Crop Protection E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Eatem Foods Company Energybits Exandal Corporation Exo Ferriss Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd. Founders Fund Friona Industries Future Way Holding General Mills Google Google Ventures Green Feed Hampton Creek Horizons Ventures Huntsman Corporation Impossible Foods Iovate Health Sciences International Island Oasis ITC Kent Foods Limited Kent Foods Limited Kerry Group Khosla Ventures Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers KMDI International Kraft Foods KFI Savory Lecico GmbH Louis Dreyfus Louis Dreyfus Commodities Polska Sp. z o.o. Maraschi & Quirici Mitsui and Company. MKC Mondelez India Naturalin Bio-Resources Co Ltd Nestle India Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd North American Food Ingredients Inc. Northstar Agri Industries Nutraceutical Limited Canada Olenex Olitalia S.r.l. Papadimitriou S.A. Parle Products Peter Thiel's Founders Fund PICO Holdings, Inc. PICO Northstar Hallock LLC Pioneer Hi-Bred International Quang Dung Red Arrow Products Roquette Frères Company Ruchi Soya Industries Limited SATS Ltd Selvania s.r.l. Sevarome Singapore Food Industries Pte. Ltd. Solidaridad SPRIM Strategy and Intelligent Innovation SRS Aromatics SuCrest GmbH Techno Food Technochem Industries Tesco PLC The GreenLabs LLC The Kraft Heinz Company Tyson Foods Unifood S.r.l. Unilever Varesco Trading GmbH Ventura Foods Volac International Limited Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V Wilmar International Limited Company Wynnstarr Flavors Inc. Yihai Kerry Investments Co., Ltd ("YKI") Youngs Seafood Ltd List of Organisations AURI.org BRC Global Standards China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Danish Council of Ethics International Standards Organisation (ISO) Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Protein Foods & Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI) Singapore state fund Temasek The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) To see a report overview please email Sara Peerun on sara.peerun@visiongain.com

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