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Recent UNU Publications on Food and Nutrition

Maternal Diet, Breast-feeding Capacity, and Lactational Infertility

The interrelations of maternal diet, lactation, and post-partum amenorrhoea are of major importance to maternal and child health, particularly in the Third World, affecting not only infant nutrition but also birth-spacing. This book recommends research in such areas as discrepancies between recommended dietary allowances during pregnancy and lactation and actual consumption levels, the response of a mother's capacity to produce milk where protein and energy deficiencies are limiting factors, and the range of breast-milk volumes produced by healthy, totally breast-feeding mothers and mothers with optimal management of their lactation.

WHTR-5/UNUP-338 ISBN 92-808-0338-7
107 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound

The Use of Organic Residues in Rural Communities

Six papers in this report, the second in the applied microbiology series, discuss the application of fermentation technology to carbohydrate substrates for the production of materials suitable for human consumption, and another six deal with residues of potential importance as animal feeds. Alternative biological energy sources are considered, as is biotechnology for rural communities. Separate discussions on biogas, cellulosic wastes, and carbohydrate and other residues are also included.

IPWN-2/UNUP-362 ISBN 92-808-0362-X
177 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound

Methods for the Evaluation of the Impact of Food and Nutrition Programmes.

The major themes of this book are the questions of what measurements and indicators should be used to assess the impact of food and nutrition programmes and how and under what conditions they should be selected and used. Emphasis is put on the importance of building internal evaluation procedures into every project from the planning stages onward, but realistic advice is also given on doing evaluations when inadequate data and financial restriction make rigorous procedures difficult.

WHTR-6/UNUP-473 ISBN 92-808-0473-1
291 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound

Interfaces between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Science

This book aims at providing higher quality foods to improve people's nutritional status by developing strategies for more effective coordination between agricultural production and post-harvest technology and their impacts on human nutrition. It is the report of a workshop dealing specifically with South Aisa but focuses on food grains and legumes that form the staple diet of about 800 million people throughout the semi-arid tropics.

WHTR-7/UNUP-478 ISBN 92-808-0478-2
408 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound

Protein-Energy Requirement Studies in Developing Countries: Results of International Research

This volume is the third report of research on the protein and energy needs of people in developing countries sponsored by the UNU in cooperation with FAO and WHO. It includes papers summarizing recent data from experimental studies in more than 15 countries, with a focus on the relevance of the research results to the general problem of estimating protein-energy requirements under conditions prevailing in developing countries.

WHTR-8/UNUP-481 ISBN 92-808-0481-2
369 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound

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