[Sdi-latinamericacaribbean] Mapping hunger with GIS - Panama, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic
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Analyzing Distribution of Malnourished Children in Panama, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic
ArcNews - Fall 2008 (Vol. 30, No. 3)
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leader in food policy research and the development of innovative solutions to reduce malnutrition worldwide. In conjunction with the United Nations World Food Programme and the governments of Panama, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic, the Tufts Malnutrition Mapping Team (TMMT) has helped pioneer a method that estimates the prevalence and number of malnourished children for small geographic areas. This helps governments use scarce resources effectively by focusing on areas where the problem is more severe and by revealing underlying geographic factors that cause malnutrition in different settings (e.g., rural versus urban, mountains versus coast).
See reports (2007)
Atlas of Hunger and Malnutrition in the Dominican Republic
Atlas of Hunger and Malnutrition in Ecuador
Atlas of Hunger and Malnutrition in Panama
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