Improving child health through agriculture: orange sweet potatoes

A4NH welcomes guest-bloggers, Kelly M. Jones and Alan de Brauw from the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division of IFPRI. Cross-posted from IFPRI blog series highlighting research in progress.   Despite a great deal of discussion about linkages between agriculture, nutrition, and health, both inside and outside the CGIAR, until now there is almost no rigorous evidence that interventions to increase >> Read more

New results indicate biofortified crop reverses iron deficiency in children

In a press release shared this week, HarvestPlus announced results of a new efficacy study of iron pearl millet in India. The results found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved significantly.

New interactive tool maps biofortification priorities

Last week, HarvestPlus, a key component of A4NH's Flagship area on biofortification, launched an exciting interactive tool to help stakeholders decide where and how to invest in biofortification around the world.

Promising Opportunities: The Role and Importance of Gender in Biofortification Research

Following last month’s post on why HarvestPlus conducted a Strategic Gender Assessment, this month Ekin Birol (Head, Impact Research Unit and Senior Research Fellow, HarvestPlus) and Amy Saltzman (Senior Program Analyst, HarvestPlus) share initial findings from the Strategic Gender Assessment and how HarvestPlus is planning to implement the recommendations. HarvestPlus leads a global effort to >> Read more