New facility to speed up zinc rice breeding in Bangladesh

HarvestPlus has opened a facility in Bangladesh to support faster breeding of zinc rice and train scientists in the use of advanced screening techniques. The X-ray fluorescence (XRF) laboratory center is located at HarvestPlus’ regional office in Bogra.

40th Anniversary Blog Series

Why should we make staple foods more nutritious?

The following post by HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is part of an ongoing series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. Each story authored by current and former IFPRI research staff highlights a key research topic through the years from…

Nourishing Millions

Submit your nominations for nutrition success stories!

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to nominate nutrition success stories for a new initiative on “ Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition.” Political commitment to address undernutrition has grown significantly, and translating these commitments into action has become a leading priority.


Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Making our…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Got milk?

The following blog story was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows  Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and…

DG Corner – News from the Director General

BRAC founder named World Food Prize laureate

IFPRI extends its heartfelt congratulations to BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who was just announced as this year’s World Food Prize laureate. Sir Fazle has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to tackle poverty and hunger in…