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.

A4NH Director Speaks on the Future of Livestock

A4NH Director John McDermott served as a panelist at the recent seminar “The Future of Livestock: Enhancing Sustainability, Responsibility, and Efficiency,” held at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).