Project in Bangladesh Aims to Strengthen Links Between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender

The Ministry of Agriculture in Bangladesh is implementing the three-year Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Project, which aims to identify actions and investments in agriculture that can leverage agricultural growth to improve nutrition, and to enhance women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.

A Nutrition Revolution for Africa: How Can African Agriculture Play a Greater Role?

Africa faces a triple burden of malnutrition: highly prevalent chronic malnutrition characterised by stunting; widespread micronutrient deficiencies; and rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity and related non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

New Review Affirms Nutritional Impact of Iron-Biofortified Crops

A review of current evidence on the nutritional impact of iron-biofortified staple crops reinforces the findings and strength of the existing research. The review affirms that regular consumption of these high-iron varieties, including beans and pearl millet, reduces iron-deficiency in vulnerable population groups such as school children and non-pregnant young women.

East African Heads Laud Aflasafe

A team of African leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda under the East Africa Community (EAC) have endorsed IITA’s aflasafe—Africa’s first indigenous biocontrol product for control of aflatoxins.