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. 

Input Needed to Inform Future A4NH Collaboration and Research in Africa

A4NH has enlisted the support of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences to conduct surveys to help inform our research and partnership approach in Africa. The surveys aim to identify key potential collaborators and their perspectives on agriculture, nutrition and health research linkages in Africa.

Orange Sweet Potato provide vitamin A in Africa

Conventionally-bred varieties of orange sweet potato (OSP) that provide high amounts of vitamin A are being used to combat vitamin A deficiency in regions of Africa where sweet potato is a staple food. From 2007-09, pilot programs successfully disseminated OSP to more than 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique, and assessed the impact.

Helping meat producers improve food safety

Food can be a source of illness—from minor to serious—if not properly handled. Meat is especially susceptible to food-borne disease, particularly in countries that don’t yet have well-developed food safety systems in place. Under the flagship,  Prevention and Control of Agriculture—Associated Diseases, led by the International Livestock Research Institute, A4NH is starting to successfully improve >> Read more