Overcoming the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in the MENA Region

Source: Nasser Nuri / Reuters

Source: Nasser Nuri / Reuters

I recently contributed to the new Arab Food Security Blog hosted on the Arab Spatial website, managed by IFPRI. My entry, “Overcoming the Triple Burden of Malnutrition in the MENA Region” discusses an increasingly prevalent issue in the region, and lays out short- and long-term strategies to overcome the triple burden of malnutrition—calorie deficiency, undernutrition, and overweight and obesity—in the Arab world.

The Arab Food Security Blog provides a space for discussion on an array of issues around food security and nutrition in the region. The blog features posts sharing evidence-based analysis and policy recommendations, and it supplements the Arab Spatial website, a powerful development and food security information tool.