Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread, persistent development challenges. Although agriculture has made remarkable advances in recent decades, progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers is lagging behind. The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) works to bridge the gap between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits.
A4NH was born out of the realization that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies can be better designed and adapted to specifically maximize health and nutrition benefits and to reduce health risks. Now entering its second phase of work, A4NH is structured around five research flagships:
- Food Systems for Healthier Diets
- Food Safety
- Supporting Policies, Programs and Enabling Action through Research
- Improving Human Health
The program, led by IFPRI, is guided by a group of seven managing partners and works with others from across the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors. Through this collaboration, we produce research and develop joint solutions to reduce the global burden of malnutrition and disease on the poor.