A4NH at Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2)

The CGIAR Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health collaborated in two pre-GCARD workshops on agriculture for nutritional outcomes and on gender and nutrition on October 28 in collaboration with the Global Donor Platform on Gender and Nutrition and the World Bank. This event brought together different partners from different regions.  The first workshop was >> 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 2nd Programme Management Committee and Center Focal Points Meeting

The Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Program Management Committee and the Center Focal Points held their second meeting on October 1-2 at Bioversity International in Rome. Participants included representatives from nine of the 10 partner CGIAR centers and partners from Helen Keller International, the London International Development Center, and The World Vegetable Center.

Helping meat producers improve food safety

Food can be a source of illness—from minor to serious—if not properly handled. Meat is especially susceptible to food-borne disease, particularly in countries that don’t yet have well-developed food safety systems in place. Under the flagship,  Prevention and Control of Agriculture—Associated Diseases, led by the International Livestock Research Institute, A4NH is starting to successfully improve >> Read more