To Fight Malnutrition in Africa, Embed Nutrition in Agricultural Programs

Given its impressive track record over the last 20 years, Rwanda has rightly been considered a model for reducing poverty and hunger in Africa. Between 1990 and 2015, hunger was reduced by almost half. Yet leaders and researchers are still confronted with a puzzling fact: despite higher crop yields and increasing incomes, nutrition is not improving.

Does sex preference affect children’s nutrition and health? Findings from Indonesia.

This month on the A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, Giordano Palloni, Associate Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, talks about the findings of his research in which a large household panel dataset from Indonesia is used to show that a mother’s preference for the sex of her next born child plays >> Read more

Indicators for measuring IYCF practices: Time to take stock and revisit!

Good nutrition in the earliest stages of life directly influences children’s future nutrition and development as they grow into healthy adults. Research has contributed to a set of guiding principles on the best infant and young child complementary feeding (IYCF) practices to promote healthy child growth, development, and nutrition.

Changing behaviors for better health and nutrition

Blog written by Pete Shelton, IFPRI. Originally posted on IFPRI.org. Getting the right nutrition in the period between a child’s conception and his or her second birthday−the so-called 1,000 day window−can have profound impacts on the child’s ability to grow, learn, and become a productive member of society. A growing body of research demonstrates that >> Read more