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From Challenge to Change

Obesity is increasing in most countries, in both urban and rural settings, across socio-economic levels, among children and adults. Consequences include a heightened risk of noncommunicable diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and various cancers. This alarming global trend coincides with limited and patchy progress in driving down rates of undernutrition, as shown by >> Read more

Symposium Offers Opportunities to Share Lessons on Pork Production, Safety

Pork has great nutritional and economic impacts in Southeast Asia. Smallholder pig production plays a critical role in this sector, and research into health, safety, and development is in great demand from policymakers, the private sector, and other stakeholders.

Photo credit: Giacomo Zanello/University of Reading

Gendered time and energy expenditure in rural livelihoods: Different sides of the same coin?

Understanding how women and men allocate their time and energy is crucial for creating gender-sensitive agricultural interventions. However, data on time use alone does not tell us how much energy people expend on different activities. In this blog, Giacomo Zanello and Fiorella Picchioni of the University of Reading describe two case studies in India and >> Read more

A4NH Convenes Food Systems Meeting for Stakeholders in Bangladesh

A4NH's Food Systems for Healthier Diets (FSHD) Research Flagship convened a meeting of stakeholders in Bangladesh to provide an update on progress and strategize about next steps in work to understand the nuances of the country's food system and areas for intervention. The meeting, held in Dhaka in November, gathered together more than 50 representatives >> Read more

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