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Assessing nutrition capacity in Africa

What is the current state of agriculture-nutrition-health (ANH) research capacity in Africa, and how can it be improved? A study commissioned by A4NH and led by Linley Chiwona-Karltun and Marat Sartas of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences examined just that. Through an online survey and key informant interviews with stakeholders involved with ANH programs and research >> Read more

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? Can anything be done to change this?

Assets: Key to Prosperity

The last few blog posts have talked about the pro-WEAI indicator that is being developed as part of the second phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP2).   Perhaps some of you were wondering whether there had been a GAAP1 and if so, what did it do?  In this post, Nancy Johnson, one of >> Read more

New guide on using indicator for women’s dietary diversity

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with funding from the European Union, and the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) recently published a guide for measuring women’s dietary diversity titled, “Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement,” which provides users of the indicator with detailed guidance >> Read more