Putting nutrition and health firmly on the agricultural agenda

On Friday, June 21st, members of the A4NH team presented in Montpellier to the CGIAR Consortium, donors and partners.  A4NH Director, John McDermott shared the impact pathways, indicators and theory of change that form the basis and structure for this CGIAR research program.  He explained the draft  framework for how the program will develop over >> Read more

Workshop: Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition

The Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition theme within the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health hosted a workshop on June 6-7, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC. Researchers from four different CGIAR centers, research institutes, and universities met to review research plans for new activities in the A4NH research program to enhance >> Read more

A4NH Researchers Attend Major Gathering of Veterinary Medicine Experts

Twenty-five researchers affiliated with A4NH presented more than 30 papers at a major international veterinary epidemiologist conference. The thirteenth International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE XIII), which took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands this week, brought together experts from diverse disciplines to address current challenges that fall where veterinary medicine and economics meet. >> Read more

Orange Sweet Potato provide vitamin A in Africa

Conventionally-bred varieties of orange sweet potato (OSP) that provide high amounts of vitamin A are being used to combat vitamin A deficiency in regions of Africa where sweet potato is a staple food. From 2007-09, pilot programs successfully disseminated OSP to more than 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique, and assessed the impact.