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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

From Food Security to Nutrition Security in India: A Food Systems Perspective

Despite historically high levels of food production in India, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies persist. At present, 22.5 percent of adults are underweight, and 38 percent are still stunted. While undernutrition persists, based on the latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4, more than 20 percent of Indians are overweight or obese. India joins many >> Read more

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Considering gender in irrigation: Technology adoption for women farmers

Access to water for irrigation is essential for agricultural families in many areas, yet women and men farmers have unequal access to irrigation technologies. When women benefit from irrigation technologies, this can lead to improved household nutrition and health. In this blog, originally published on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food for Thought blog, >> Read more

Equity for women and men means looking beyond gender

Gender is just one of the many social dimensions that make up an individual. In honor of International Women's Day, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator Hazel Malapit reflects on A4NH's approach to closing gender gaps and addressing inequities in agriculture, nutrition, and health.   Gender equity means giving equal value to women’s and men’s lives. Often, >> Read more

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