Data Can Be Sexist. Here’s How IFPRI is Fixing That Problem.

In their 2019 annual letter, Bill and Melinda gates note nine things that surprised them in 2018. Surprise #4 is: Data can be sexist. "I spend big chunks of my day studying data on health and development," Bill Gates writes. "I'm amazed at how little data we have on women and girls." Melinda Gates elaborates: "What little data >> Read more

New Research Partnership to Tackle the Global Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance

To tackle a growing problem of rising antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries, CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, is forming an international hub to help integrate and channel research and development efforts.

Does Aflatoxin Stunt Child Growth? Evidence From the First Randomized Trial

Aflatoxins are, without question, dangerous poisons. Produced by molds that widely contaminate foods and feed, particularly in key staple crops such as maize and groundnuts, they cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled. Yet they take an enormous toll on health and economies across Africa and beyond

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change

A new report by the Lancet Commission on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change delivers a powerful, incisive analysis of the drivers of those overlapping worldwide problems with some long-overdue and hard-hitting recommendations.