Realizing the potential of a homestead food production program

Improved nutrition and empowerment in Burkina Faso Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the prevalence of anemia among children under five is 92 percent, the highest in the world.

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