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Hidden hunger: Approaches to tackling micronutrient deficiencies

AROUND THE WORLD, more than 2 billion people are thought to be affected by an often invisible form of malnutrition: micronutrient malnutrition, commonly known as hidden hunger.1 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies—at least in mild to moderate forms—may…

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FAO-IFPRI Joint Brief

Conflict, migration and food security: The role of agriculture and rural development José Graziano da Silva and Shenggen Fan Protracted conflicts around the world have been a main cause of a rise in global hunger in recent years. Conflicts are also…



COP23 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will convene the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings to advance the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord. IFPRI researchers will join global discussions to provide…

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Infant development at the age of 6 months in relation to feeding practices, iron status, and growth in a peri-urban community of South Africa

Background: Evidence on the association between feeding practices, iron deficiency, anaemia, stunting, and impaired psychomotor development during infancy is limited. This study assessed the association between psychomotor development with early…