‘Down to earth’ for 2015 World Soil Day

All living organisms on this planet depend on soil for their survival, according to Shahidur Rashid, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Institute. In honor of World Soil Day on December 4th, Dr. Rashid got 'down to earth' in a new IFPRI video, where he explains why the world should take care of its soil. The >> Read more

A4NH congratulates IFPRI on 40 years

This year, A4NH’s lead center, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), celebrates an exciting milestone: 40 years of research towards reducing poverty and ending hunger and malnutrition.

Once stunted always stunted? What’s up with catch-up growth?

Poor nutrition can cause young children to become stunted, that is, to be too short for their age. In fact, an estimated 159 million children under five worldwide are stunted due to chronic malnutrition. Linear growth retardation, resulting in stunting, begins in utero and continues into infancy and early childhood. A question that has puzzled >> Read more

Global Nutrition Report 2015 now available

With one in three people malnourished worldwide, nutrition is a powerful driver of sustainable development—it has the power to either propel the agenda forward or hold it back. Malnutrition takes many forms: children whose growth is stunted, people who don’t get enough vitamins and minerals for a healthy life, or adults who are overweight and obese. It is >> Read more