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

Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> Read more