Media Factsheet

2013 Global Hunger Index- Country Case Study: Haiti

Although undernourishment in Haiti is still high, it has fallen by almost one-third since 1990. Haiti’s 2013 GHI score of 23.3 was more than one-quarter lower than its 1990 score, yet it is still considered “alarming.” More than 44 percent of Haiti’s…

Guest post

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

The following story by Cheryl Doss was  originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) EnGenderingData blog. Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in…

Conference

Improving Food Systems for Better Lives

Conference organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Commission (EC), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on June 2, 2015. Making our food systems more nutritious, resilient…

In the News

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…

In the News

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…

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