The role of the ‘missing middle’ in combatting hunger and malnutrition

Middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, are home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, despite their status as rising economic powerhouses. The latest Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) for 2014-2015, published by IFPRI, highlights the critical role of this group in any strategy that aims to effectively combat hunger and malnutrition >> Read more

20 years of gender research

It has been 20 years since nearly 200 governments agreed on a roadmap towards gender equality through the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. On March 8th, individuals and organizations joined together to recognize International Women’s Day, with its new theme of “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” In honor of the occasion, please enjoy this >> Read more

A4NH hosts brownbag discussion at IFPRI

Earlier this week, the A4NH team hosted the first of what will become a series of ‘brownbag’ discussions at its host center, IFPRI. The series is intended to address commonly-asked-questions about A4NH on topics ranging from our research portfolio, how we engage with partners, working within CGIAR institutions, and scaling up research in areas, such >> Read more

Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

[Cross-posted from IFPRI's blog.]   Research has shown that children who receive adequate nutrition, particularly during their mother's pregnancy until they are two years old—referred to by experts as the 1,000 days window of opportunity—are less likely to die or be made ill by diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles, and HIV.