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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…


It is time

Sara Stevano   shares findings from a recent systematic review, also presented at an  IFPRI Policy Seminar on May 7, 2015.


Nutrition takes center stage at recent Chicago Council Symposium event

Eat your vegetables. Wash your hands. Go to school.  These simple instructions, which many of us hear repeatedly throughout childhood, are the basic building blocks of growing up healthy and prepared to reach one’s full potential. However, as Roger…

 Gwendolyn Stansbury, Shenggen Fan, Thomas Jayne, Milu Muyanga, and Derek Headey.

Producing more with less?

Africa south of the Sahara is the only region in the world where rural populations are expected to continue to grow rapidly, with an estimated 48 percent increase in rural population density in the next 35 years. At the same time, smallholder farm…

 IFPRI Insights Magazine

August 2014 Insights Magazine

This edition of  Insights, IFPRI’s print and online magazine, is available. The August 2014 issue—coming in the midst of the  UN’s International Year of Family Farming —looks at the challenging future of family and smallholder farming in developing…

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Mapping crops to improve food security

The following article was jointly written byIFPRI researchers  Weston Anderson  and  Liangzhi You  from the  Environmental and Production Technologies Division (EPTD)  and  Evgeniya Anisimova, communications specialist for the  CGIAR Research Program on…

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…

Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development

Mapping ways to help African agriculture

Although Africa possesses nearly half of the world’s uncultivated arable land area, the prospect of expanding agricultural production into these zones carries significant environmental risks and is not viewed by many experts as a viable solution to…