How can irrigation water improve women’s empowerment and nutrition? An untapped potential for Africa south of the Sahara

In Africa South of the Sahara, where 329 million people lack access to improved water supply and 640 million do not have access to an improved sanitation facility, lack of reliable water services is a major stumbling block for health and nutrition, as well as a constraint for nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Laia Domènech was a Visiting Fellow >> Read more

A4NH convenes consultations with regional stakeholders

Agricultural and food systems in low- and middle-income countries are changing, in some places, quite rapidly, in ways that will have major impacts on population health. A4NH has been preparing for an expanded area of collaborative research done in partnership between the agricultural, public health, nutrition, and environmental research sectors—a partnership that can identify and >> Read more

Reflections from the field: Implementing the Global Study on Gender Norms and Capabilities for Agricultural Innovation

Qualitative research has enormous potential to produce rich data that can be used to design agricultural interventions that take into consideration the cultural context, gender norms, identities, and socioeconomic factors that influence knowledge, attitudes and practices. This month, Johanna Bergman Lodin, a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), shares her perspective >> Read more

Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

[Cross-posted from IFPRI's blog.]   Research has shown that children who receive adequate nutrition, particularly during their mother's pregnancy until they are two years old—referred to by experts as the 1,000 days window of opportunity—are less likely to die or be made ill by diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles, and HIV.