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?
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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.
The following post by Jessica Heckert and Sunny Kim was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange blog. Since the launch of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture…
All over the world, people are paying attention to the transformative role of women’s groups. Women, when organized in groups, have been able to achieve change within their communities, households, and themselves.
The following blog story by Agnes Quisumbing, Hazel Malapit, and Mysbah Balagamwala was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. It’s Pi Day! (3/14). And to celebrate we’re continuing our…
Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the…
Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce.
Poor nutrition can cause young children to become stunted, that is, to be too short for their age. An estimated 159 million children under 5 worldwide are stunted due to chronic malnutrition.
Does agriculture matter for nutrition? Certainly, the amount and quality of food produced in a food system, the availability of that food, and its price affect the types and quantities of food people eat.
Last month I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote at the 5th annual LCIRAH conference.