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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.…

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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.
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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…

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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…

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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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People first: green goals should not override ending hunger

This blog story  by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. With the deadline for achieving the  millennium development goals  less than two years away, international attention…

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Women hold the key to better nutrition through biofortification

Vitamin A deficiency is a widespread public health concern, particularly for children in the developing world. A lack of vitamin A in the diet can lead to stunted physical and mental development, heighten susceptibility to disease, and even result in…

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Beyond 1000 Days

The following story was originally published on the  CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. The world has rallied around the importance of good nutrition in a child’s first 1000 days – from conception to two…

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Ending world hunger and undernutrition by 2025

The following post by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally published on Humanitas Global Development’s  Hunger and Undernutrition blog. Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025. Meeting this aspirational target is an immense…

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