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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

Marie Ruel, Director of Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI

Micronutrients and improving nutrition through food systems

In a recent  interview with the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, IFPRI’s  Marie Ruel  offers highlights from her presentation at last month’s  Micronutrient Forum Global Conference  in Addis, Ethiopia and speaks candidly with interviewer Pascal…


12 killer facts from the Global Nutrition Report

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was originally posted on his Development Horizons blog. I have described the  Global Nutrition Report  as an evidence based treasure trove for influencing. You will have your own favorite stats,…


Think we can't end global malnutrition by 2030? Think again

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on the Huffington Post. There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the…