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

Realizing the potential of a homestead food production program

Improved nutrition and empowerment in Burkina Faso Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the prevalence of anemia among children under five is 92 percent, the highest in the world.

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