One of the major impediments to developing programmatic action against micronutrient deficiency among women of reproductive age has been the lack of adequate indicators. MDD-W is an attempt to fill that gap.
The Unit C1 dealing with rural development, food security and nutrition in the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development published its guide: Because Women Matter - Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture that allow women to change their lives.
A paradigm shift is underway; business as usual is not an option for promoting gender equality. This was the clear message that emerged from a 2-day workshop held in Rome to prepare the ground for a new joint UN programme on gender transformative approaches to food security, nutrition and agricu