Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

[Cross-posted from IFPRI's blog.]   Research has shown that children who receive adequate nutrition, particularly during their mother's pregnancy until they are two years old—referred to by experts as the 1,000 days window of opportunity—are less likely to die or be made ill by diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles, and HIV. 

Food safety from farm to fork

(The following is an excerpt from the latest edition of Partners Magazine, published by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. It features the risk assessment work of Dr. Hung Nguyen, a researcher with A4NH partner, the International Livestock Research Institute.)   Food-borne disease is a major public health issue in Vietnam and other developing countries. In >> Read more

How to better nourish 9 billion

As part of the "Nourishing 9 Billion" symposium at the 2014 American Society for Plant Biologists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, A4NH Flagship Leader, Alan de Brauw gave a talk on the barriers to agricultural technology adoption in developing countries and the potential role of biofortification in helping people get access to more nutritious food.

New study maps high-risk spots for spread of deadly bird flu in Asia

(Cross-posted from ILRI website)   A4NH research partner, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has shared a new study, published in Nature Communications, revealing conditions linked to the emergence and spread of a deadly strain of avian influenza (H7N9) and mapping the areas within Asia at greatest risk further spread and infection.