Are there nutritional tradeoffs in increasing women’s time in agriculture?

The following post, by A4NH-IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu, was originally published on the Agrilinks site. Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets. Studies have shown that one way to improve nutrition among rural >> Read more

Linking Agriculture and Health Through the Gender Lens

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we continue our series on the interaction of health with the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework. This series is based on a seminar organized by A4NH on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015 which provided three case studies on how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence >> Read more

Taking Action – Why Gender and Nutrition are Critical for Transforming Agricultural Systems in the Face of a Changing Climate

The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference or COP21 is being held this week in Paris and it is hoped that talks will result in a new international climate change agreement. This provides an opportunity for the climate and nutrition communities to work together. Against this backdrop, this month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we asked >> Read more

Understanding diverse landscapes and improved nutrition in Zambia

*Adapted from original blog post written by Minke Stadler on the Wageningen University website. What are nutrition-sensitive landscapes? The study of nutrition-sensitive landscapes explores opportunities to build diversity into landscapes and local food systems to improve human and environmental health. Increasing farm productivity and diversification of nutritious food crops are key issues in agricultural development, >> Read more