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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…

Why gender matters for food safety

The following is an excerpted version of a blog story  originally published on the CGIARResearch Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website. The story relates closely to this year’s theme for  World Health Day, which highlights the…

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Standards of care

The following story was  originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Quality healthcare plays a crucial role in improving the lives of the poor. In many developing countries, however, high-quality healthcare can be hard to come by. This is…

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Generation gap

Though the effects of famine can extend beyond a single generation, researchers have found that by and large, humans are surprisingly resilient in the face of such extreme nutrition shocks. While recent initiatives such as the  1,000 Days…

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