Improving breastfeeding practices for better nutrition and health

To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (Aug. 1-7), IFPRI researchers, Phuong Nguyen, Sunny Kim, and Purnima Menon, share evidence from the A4NH-supported Alive & Thrive program in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam that shows how scaling up good breastfeeding practices can lead to improved nutrition and health. Cross-posted with permission from the IFPRI website. Research shows that >> Read more

Indicators for measuring IYCF practices: Time to take stock and revisit!

Good nutrition in the earliest stages of life directly influences children’s future nutrition and development as they grow into healthy adults. Research has contributed to a set of guiding principles on the best infant and young child complementary feeding (IYCF) practices to promote healthy child growth, development, and nutrition.

Changing behaviors for better health and nutrition

Blog written by Pete Shelton, IFPRI. Originally posted on IFPRI.org. Getting the right nutrition in the period between a child’s conception and his or her second birthday−the so-called 1,000 day window−can have profound impacts on the child’s ability to grow, learn, and become a productive member of society. A growing body of research demonstrates that >> Read more

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.