A review of current evidence on the nutritional impact of iron-biofortified staple crops reinforces the findings and strength of the existing research. The review affirms that regular consumption of these high-iron varieties, including beans and pearl millet, reduces iron-deficiency in vulnerable population groups such as school children and non-pregnant young women.
A team of African leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda under the East Africa Community (EAC) have endorsed IITA’s aflasafe—Africa’s first indigenous biocontrol product for control of aflatoxins.
Recent work by the WHO shows the health burden of foodborne disease is comparable to that of malaria, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. This workshop will further expose and explore the massively underestimated burden of foodborne disease and its likely causes.
Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have announced a webinar option for the upcoming "Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact: Evidence and Good Practices for Informed Project Design" workshop.
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.