The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting program activities and accomplishments.Detailed in the report are research, results, and events from across A4NH's five research flagships and five focus countries, including:
- Research into consumer choices, motives, and barriers through the lens of vegetable consumption in urban Nigeria;
- Building the evidence base with newly-published research that shows biofortified high-iron pearl millet can significantly improve nutrition and cognitive performance;
- Significant research contributions to help policymakers and consumers understand food safety issues and risks;
- How agriculture and nutrition interventions delivered through community-based childcare centers can impact the nutrient intake, dietary diversity, and nutritional status;
- Improving hospital diagnostics for human brucellosis; and
- An exploration of some of the dynamic gender research projects being conducted under A4NH.
"Across A4NH, we are focused on deepening our partnerships with national stakeholders, as we all work towards achieving SDG 2 — ending hunger and achieving food security and improved nutrition — and SDG 3 — ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all," noted John McDermott, Director of A4NH. "The relationships, knowledge, and understanding that emerge from this embody the goals laid out by CGIAR for integrative research programs. We are pleased to share this update of our work, and look forward to building on it as we move forward."