How Women’s Empowerment Shapes Children’s Schooling, Nutrition

Improvements in the status of women has often been shown to have positive impacts on their children, with increased investments in schooling, nutrition, and health. Yet in order to best target policies and investments, it is important to understand the nuances in a particular context, to better target where improvements may have maximum impact.

Event: Investing in Research – New Evidence Showing How a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Program Improves Children’s Nutritional Status

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs can improve nutrition outcomes for young children, however documentation of the extent of their effectiveness has been limited. On Tuesday, December 12, IFPRI, Helen Keller International (HKI), and A4NH hosted a policy seminar to discuss recent evidence from Burkina Faso.

Women, village chickens, and animal source food consumption in Timor-Leste

In this blog, Johanna Wong, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, shares research findings from Timor-Leste about the promotors and inhibitors of animal source food consumption in rural households. Johanna’s research investigates the links between village chickens, maternal and child diets, and nutritional status in Timor-Leste.   Linkages between agriculture and nutrition are >> Read more

Rural mothers, gender equity, and scaling up biofortification

In the western Ugandan district Kakumiro, Nakijoba Anet Wadega teaches other mothers about preparing nutritious and balanced meals, proper hygiene behaviors, and growing biofortified crops like orange sweet potatoes (OSP), which are rich in nutrients their children need. She is part of the Lead Mother initiative, one of the many ways HarvestPlus, the global leader >> Read more