Stop Stunting in South Asia

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. In South Asia, the burden increases to 38% of children under 5, which is about 40% of the global burden of stunting. Why is South Asia home to the largest number of stunted children worldwide? Can anything be done to change this?

Gendered pathways need gendered approaches

A new magazine article in Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development references the A4NH gender strategy in presenting why really gender matters when it comes to achieving food and nutrition security. Co-authors, Hazel Malapit, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator, and Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, demonstrate how the pathways through which agriculture and >> Read more

Ag, nutrition, gender toolkit available

A new online toolkit and accompanying report, produced by ​two Dutch development agencies, SNV and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), offers important guidance on how and why to address undernutrition with gender-sensitive agriculture interventions. The toolkit aims to integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions, and add a strong focus on gender to strengthen linkages between nutrition, agriculture, and >> Read more

Realizing the potential of a homestead food production program

Improved nutrition and empowerment in Burkina Faso Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the prevalence of anemia among children under five is 92 percent, the highest in the world.