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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…


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…


Green gains?

While gains in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction achieved during the Green Revolution have been widely recognized, little is known of how these shifts in practice and production impacted the nutritional status of individuals in these…


The power of WASH

The following post by IFPRI senior research fellow  Lawrence Haddad  shares highlights from  Chapter 3 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which Haddad co-authored with Dean Spears, Director of  R.I.C.E.  and visiting economist at the  Centre for…

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Dollars and sense

At the L’Aquila G-8 summit in 2009, governments and organizations committed more than $20 billion to agriculture and rural development as a means of promoting food and nutrition security. Within the overarching frameworks of the L’Aquila Food Security…

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Mysterious success

As a country’s income level rises, undernutrition rates are expected to fall. However, for years, the mystery of South Asia’s rising income levels existing concurrently with stubbornly high levels of child undernutrition has stumped researchers.…

Ugandan children dig in to a plate of orange sweet potato.

The case for improving global nutrition

The following story includes excerpts from two recent pieces drafted by IFPRI researchers as part of the  Feeding Development campaign hosted by Devex. Why nutrition-smart agriculture matters By  Howarth Bouis, Director of HarvestPlus The focus of…

According to Unicef, more than 50% of the population of India don't have access to a toilet.

What do toilets have to do with nutrition? More than you might think

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher  Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. Approximately 160 million children under the age of 5 are stunted. This means they are failing to grow well…

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…