Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Last month I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote at the 5th annual LCIRAH conference.  The conference theme – “Agri-health research:  What have we learned and where to next” —inspired me to look back to the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, how gender was conceptualized at that time, and what gender research has done to improve our understanding of the pathways linking agriculture, health and nutrition.

Mother and children outside of thatched hut in Northern Senegal.


IFPRI’s high-quality, policy-oriented research, capacity strengthening, and communications activities have positively influenced the design and implementation of pro-poor food security policies in developing countries and in partner institutions. Through…


New facility to speed up zinc rice breeding in Bangladesh

HarvestPlus has opened a facility in Bangladesh to support faster breeding of zinc rice and train scientists in the use of advanced screening techniques. The X-ray fluorescence (XRF) laboratory center is located at HarvestPlus’ regional office in Bogra.

40th Anniversary Blog Series

Why should we make staple foods more nutritious?

The following post by HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is part of an ongoing series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. Each story authored by current and former IFPRI research staff highlights a key research topic through the years from…

Nourishing Millions

Submit your nominations for nutrition success stories!

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to nominate nutrition success stories for a new initiative on “ Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition.” Political commitment to address undernutrition has grown significantly, and translating these commitments into action has become a leading priority.


Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Making our…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Got milk?

The following blog story was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows  Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and…