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15 ways to stop neglecting adolescent girls' nutrition (The Guardian)

Harvest Plus associate research fellow Monica Jain was quoted in the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network saying that one way to improve nutrition among adolescent girls was to challenge stereotypes. “Adolescent girls should be thought of for…

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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children (Times of India)

Researchers from Harvest Plus, coordinated by IFPRI, found that Vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potatoes can reduce the severity and prevalence of diarrhea, which claims more than 350,000 lives of children under five in Africa every year. The story was carried…

Press Release

New Study Finds that Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children

Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet.  In Africa, more…

Press Release

New web portal provides open data on food and nutrition security in Africa

June 15, 2015, Washington, D.C.—While Africa south of the Sahara has made substantial improvements to its food security in recent years,  one in four  people in the region remains undernourished. A new  web portal  launched today that focuses on agriculture, food…

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