Aflasafe Pilot Shows Potential for Public-Private Partnerships in Fighting Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, produced by molds that widely contaminate foods and feeds, are one of many “silent” threats in Africa and around the world, affecting health, income, and livelihoods of approximately 4.5 billion people in developing countries.

Gender considerations in informal food markets in sub-Saharan Africa

In this blog, originally posted on Agrilinks, Kristina Roesel, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), discusses how gender roles can influence health risks in Africa's informal food markets. Kristina previously served as coordinator of ILRI's Safe Food Fair Food project. Gender moves beyond biology to consider the socially constructed roles, behavior, activities, >> Read more

How Women’s Empowerment Shapes Children’s Schooling, Nutrition

Improvements in the status of women has often been shown to have positive impacts on their children, with increased investments in schooling, nutrition, and health. Yet in order to best target policies and investments, it is important to understand the nuances in a particular context, to better target where improvements may have maximum impact.

Adolescent Nutrition: Overlooked Problem, Lasting Consequences

Adolescents account for nearly one-third of the global population. With the incredible amount of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development occurring during this time, ensuring adolescents’ access to a nutritious diet has life-long benefits. For girls, the impact will echo on much longer, through the survival, health, and well-being of their children.