New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance, especially in low and middle income countries, can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce, and unfortunately, are not always easily detectable. The health effects of aflatoxin >> Read more

21 stories of better lives through livestock

  The latest corporate report out of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is full of gems highlighting A4NH-supported work from around the world. These gems are part of its 21 stories of better lives through livestock feature, which cover a range of regions, topics, animals, and agricultural systems. Featured work ranges from a six-country >> Read more

Does better agriculture mean better nutrition?

By Gero Carletto, Marie Ruel, Paul Winters, and Alberto Zezza Does agriculture matter for nutrition? Certainly, the amount and quality of food produced in a food system, the availability of that food, and its price affect the types and quantities of food people eat, as well as the variety and nutritional quality of their diets. >> Read more

From the WDDS to the MDD-W: Get to Know the New Indicator for Measuring Women’s Dietary Diversity

As FANTA notes, “One of the most important factors responsible for maternal micronutrient deficiency is poor diets lacking diversity; however, accurate information on women’s diets and micronutrient intake is lacking.” In July 2014, a meeting of academics, international research institutes, and UN and donor agencies unanimously endorsed a new global dietary diversity indicator for assessing >> Read more