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

OneHealth approach gets attention in India

A4NH's work in the area of preventing agriculture-associated diseases (Flagship 3) was recently featured in Biospectrum magazine of India. The article highlights efforts to increase adoption of the OneHealth strategy for addressing the challenges of human, animal, and environmental health, as presented at the recent International Conference on Host-Pathogen Interactions in India by A4NH partner, International Livestock >> Read more

Pulses in India: Changing Patterns from Farm to Fork

(Cross-posted from the IFPRI South Asia website, written by Vaishali Dassani.) The per capita demand for pulses is declining in India. Yet they remain a cheap and an important source of protein. On the supply side, pulses’ production had hovered around 11 and 14 million tons during the last three decades. Stagnation in production has >> Read more