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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Stop stunting in South Asia

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. In South Asia, the burden increases to 38% of children under 5, which is about 40% of the global burden of stunting. Why is South Asia home to the largest number of stunted children worldwide?

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Assets: Key to Prosperity

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow summarizes key findings from the first phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project and their implications for agricultural research and development.

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Improving Nutrition in India: Taking Flight with WINGS

All over the world, people are paying attention to the transformative role of women’s groups. Women, when organized in groups, have been able to achieve change within their communities, households, and themselves.

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Happy Pi Day from A4NH: Increasing—and improving—your slice of the pie

The following blog story by Agnes Quisumbing, Hazel Malapit, and Mysbah Balagamwala was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. It’s Pi Day! (3/14). And to celebrate we’re continuing our…

IFPRI Blog

Changing behaviors for better health and nutrition

Getting the right nutrition in the period between a child’s conception and his or her second birthday−the so-called 1,000 day window−can have profound impacts on the child’s ability to grow, learn, and become a productive member of society. A growing…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Realizing the potential of a homestead food production program

Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the…

IFPRI Blog

Can chicken wire reduce stunting in children?

For decades, the agricultural sector has been tasked with helping to curb undernutrition and reduce poverty levels, especially in rural areas in many developing countries. The livestock sector holds particular promise for supporting such development…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Once stunted always stunted? What’s up with catch-up growth?

Poor nutrition can cause young children to become stunted, that is, to be too short for their age. An estimated 159 million children under 5 worldwide are stunted due to chronic malnutrition.

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

The evolution of mainstreaming nutrition in Africa’s agriculture sector

The following story was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website. Platforms for collective goals Periodically, the African Union (AU) releases declarations by the Heads of AU Member…

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