Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> Read more

1,000 Days of Life: New Approaches for Integrated Strategies to Improve Children’s Lives

The first 1,000 days can make or break a child's life and alter the course of generations and local populations. Today, millions of undernourished mothers give birth to undernourished babies. Join Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and members of the NGO, research, and donor community for a two-day Integrated Nutrition Conference focusing on integrated solutions to >> Read more

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.