Improving Nutrition in India: Taking Flight with WINGS

All over the world, people are paying attention to the transformative role of women’s groups. Women, when organized in groups, have been able to achieve change within their communities, households, and themselves, despite facing great odds, such as restrictive gender norms that limit the scope of their decisionmaking, legal systems that prohibit them from owning >> Read more

Taking the pulse of pulses: An interview with Dr. P.K. Joshi

  (Blog written by Grace Lerner, IFPRI. Originally posted on IFPRI.org.) The United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. To mark the year, we spoke with P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, about pulses. Joshi has been supporting the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) >> Read more

New results indicate biofortified crop reverses iron deficiency in children

In a press release shared this week, HarvestPlus announced results of a new efficacy study of iron pearl millet in India. The results found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved significantly.

Developing and Sustaining Innovative Partnerships for Nutrition in India

John McDermott, A4NH Director Last week, I joined representatives from 14 different states in India to learn from experiences in bringing diverse sectors together to improve maternal and child nutrition in India. The two-day conference, Together for Nutrition, was organized by two exciting programs currently working across India, POSHAN and Transform Nutrition. On the second >> Read more