Realizing the potential of a homestead food production program

Improved nutrition and empowerment in Burkina Faso Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) completed a first-of-its-kind rigorous evaluation of an integrated agriculture and nutrition program in Burkina Faso, a country where child undernutrition is common and the prevalence of anemia among children under five is 92 percent, the highest in the world.

‘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