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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…

IFPRI Blog

Can linking social protection and agriculture end extreme poverty?

Social protection programs−broadly defined as initiatives offering cash or in-kind assistance to the poor−have expanded rapidly in recent decades, now covering an estimated two billion people living in developing countries. Such broad coverage, which…

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

New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce.

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

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, …

40th Anniversary Blog Series

Looking back to move forward

My 20 th  anniversary of working at IFPRI coincides with the 20 th  anniversary of the  UN World Conference on Women in Beijing

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