A4NH-1000 Days Partnership Event

The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the 1,000 Days Partnership co-hosted an event on March 21st, 2013. The aim of this event was to further the discussion on agriculture, nutrition and health and explore potential partnerships and collaborations. Agriculture has >> Read more

How to stop zoonoses spreading – don’t keep chickens under the bed

How to stop zoonoses spreading – don't keep chickens under the bed The Guardian New research from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) found that zoonoses and diseases recently emerged from animals (swine flu, bird flu, Sars) make up a quarter of infectious diseases in developing countries, compared with just 0.7% in rich countries.

A4NH Researchers Attend Major Gathering of Veterinary Medicine Experts

Twenty-five researchers affiliated with A4NH presented more than 30 papers at a major international veterinary epidemiologist conference. The thirteenth International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE XIII), which took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands this week, brought together experts from diverse disciplines to address current challenges that fall where veterinary medicine and economics meet. >> Read more

Orange Sweet Potato provide vitamin A in Africa

Conventionally-bred varieties of orange sweet potato (OSP) that provide high amounts of vitamin A are being used to combat vitamin A deficiency in regions of Africa where sweet potato is a staple food. From 2007-09, pilot programs successfully disseminated OSP to more than 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique, and assessed the impact.