Study finds that more nutritious pearl millet can meet full iron needs of children

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2013. A study just published in the, Journal of Nutrition shows that pearl millet bred to contain more iron can provide young children with their full daily iron needs. Pearl millet is an important staple food in semi-arid regions of India and Africa, where iron deficiency is widespread. Lack of iron impairs mental >> Read more

Workshop on Approaches and Methods for Policy Process Research

The CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and  Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) are sponsoring a workshop on “Approaches and Methods for Policy Process Research” at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C. from  November 18-20, 2013. The objective of the workshop is to strengthen capacity within the CRPs >> Read more

‘Superfoods’ to combat hidden hunger

Eight biofortified foods are being developed to combat nutrient deficiencies that can cause blindness and anaemia Fabiola Ortiz for IPS, part of the Guardian development network theguardian.com, Thursday 18 July 2013 09.51 EDT

Workshop: Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition

The Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition theme within the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health hosted a workshop on June 6-7, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC. Researchers from four different CGIAR centers, research institutes, and universities met to review research plans for new activities in the A4NH research program to enhance >> Read more