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Briefing Notes & Working Documents

The analysis of the most recent West Africa paper reveals that the region suffers from the double burden of under- and over-nutrition. While over 58 million people in the region are underweight, some 52 million people, mostly urban dwellers, are either overweight or obese. Food and nutrition security data for West Africa’s growing urban population is scarce and fragmented. The paper calls for greater efforts to identify appropriate metrics to monitor food and nutrition security in urban areas.

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