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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Stop stunting in South Asia

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. In South Asia, the burden increases to 38% of children under 5, which is about 40% of the global burden of stunting. Why is South Asia home to the largest number of stunted children worldwide?

In the News

The race to create super-crops (Nature magazine)

Journalist Natasha Gilbert quoted EPTD Senior Research Fellow David Spielman in an article about genetically modified crops for scientific journal, Nature. He told Gilbert that the delays in expected yields from some transgenic crops don’t necessarily mean…

Special Event

Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (EC), HarvestPlus, and the EC’s Joint…


Growing food for growing cities

The world’s urban population is growing rapidly. According to a new publication from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, more people live in urban areas than rural areas today, and by 2060, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. This…

Press Release

Why Is the Middle East Hungry? Blame Armed Conflict.

Armed conflict jeopardizes food availability, and such food insecurity can lead to more conflict Despite regional setbacks, Egypt is a bright spot for implementing long-term sustainable solutions   May 10, 2016, Cairo, Egypt —Armed conflict and the Arab…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Assets: Key to Prosperity

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow summarizes key findings from the first phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project and their implications for agricultural research and development.


Mother knows best: Providing nutritious meals with biofortified crops

Every mother knows what is best for her child—especially when it comes to putting the most nutritious food on the table. At HarvestPlus, we are working hard to help mothers around the world feed their children the most nutritious food possible through…