CGIAR Commits to Mainstreaming Breeding for Mineral & Vitamin Traits

(Cross-posted from CGIAR.org, written by Frank Rijsberman.) When HarvestPlus started ten years ago as a joint program of CIAT and IFPRI, with the goal of tackling hidden hunger caused by a lack of vital minerals and vitamins in the diet through biofortification, they faced some big challenges:   Would it be possible to develop staple food crops with high enough mineral or >> Read more

Getting Nutritious Foods to People

On March 31, more than 275 high-level stakeholders from government, business and civil society will converge in Kigali, Rwanda, for a three-day consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People.’   Nearly one in three people globally suffers from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, zinc and iron in the diet. >> Read more

Call for Abstracts on Agri-Food Policy & Governance for Nutrition and Health

The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), a partner of A4NH, is inviting the submission of abstracts for its 4th Annual Research Conference, to be held at Birkbeck College in London, from June 3-4th, 2014. This year’s theme is agri-food policy and governance for nutrition and health.