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

21 stories of better lives through livestock

  The latest corporate report out of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is full of gems highlighting A4NH-supported work from around the world. These gems are part of its 21 stories of better lives through livestock feature, which cover a range of regions, topics, animals, and agricultural systems. Featured work ranges from a six-country >> Read more

Assessing farm-level solutions for aflatoxin control

Under its food safety portfolio, A4NH is tackling one of the biggest threats to human health, nutrition, and livelihoods in developing countries: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins are known to contaminate important food crops, such as maize, and unfortunately, are not simple (or cheap) to detect and address.

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> Read more