The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), partner of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), recently created a 3-minute video introducing its work addressing one of the key themes of A4NH: the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases. The video offers a concise glimpse into a very big problem affecting poor families worldwide.
As ILRI states in the video, one third of the world’s population still grows their own food or buys local food in markets. Yet, the food poor people grow, buy, and eat often makes them sick. The social and financial impacts of sickness on poor families are far-reaching.
The A4NH program seeks to improve the nutrition and health of poor people through agriculture while mitigating the risks posed by diseases that are spread through food and water, and those passed from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases). To learn more, visit our page on A4NH’s work in the prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases.