Pulses in India: Changing Patterns from Farm to Fork

(Cross-posted from the IFPRI South Asia website, written by Vaishali Dassani.) The per capita demand for pulses is declining in India. Yet they remain a cheap and an important source of protein. On the supply side, pulses’ production had hovered around 11 and 14 million tons during the last three decades. Stagnation in production has >> Read more

Where in the world are the best and worst places to eat?

Around the world, one in eight people go to bed hungry every night despite there being enough food for everyone. Over-consumption, misuse of resources, and waste are common elements of a system that leaves hundreds of millions without enough to eat.

A4NH Hosts Second Annual IAC Meeting

The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) held its second annual Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting on December 12, 2013 at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC.  Attendees included the six-person IAC, the A4NH theme leaders, the A4NH project management unit, and members of IFPRI’s Director General’s >> Read more

Open-Access Book on Diversifying Food and Diets Now Available

This week, Bioversity International announced the release of a free, open-access version of Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health, an Earthscan book from Routledge Press, out of their Nutrition and Marketing Diversity Program and edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli and Federico Mattei.