Keeping doors open through investments in adolescent schooling and nutrition: Lessons from IFPRI’s Impact Evaluations

Adolescence is a crucial stage of life as it shapes an individual’s well-being throughout their life course and affects the well-being of future generations. Using evidence from IFPRIs impact evaluations, Agnes Quisumbing and Crossley Pinkstaff, Senior Research Fellow and Research Analyst in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, present a case for why adolescence is >> Read more

Evidence on food safety made more accessible

Despite being preventable, foodborne disease is becoming more common- especially in developing countries- and unfortunately, this trend is likely to continue. A growing body of evidence indicates that ingesting contaminated food or drink not only causes gastrointestinal symptoms, but can also lead to chronic, life-threatening symptoms including neurological, gynecological, or immunological disorders, as well as >> Read more

ILRI releases evidence-review on antimicrobial resistance

A4NH's Flagship 2 leader, Delia Grace, veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), recently published a paper which aims to identify key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the developing world, and to document on-going or planned research initiatives on this topic >> Read more

Evidence and momentum on maternal and child nutrition

In June 2013, the influential Lancet Journal published a new Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition. A4NH researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) took the lead on two of the four papers in the series, which included a literature review of current knowledge and research needs on the impact of nutrition-sensitive programs in the agriculture, social >> Read more