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
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?
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
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
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, or A4NH, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), helps realize the potential of agricultural development to deliver gender-equitable health and nutritional benefits to the poor. We were created to help ensure that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies will maximize health and nutrition benefits, while reducing health risks.