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.

New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance, especially in low and middle income countries, can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce, and unfortunately, are not always easily detectable. The health effects of aflatoxin >> Read more