Inside the 2014 Micronutrient Forum

This post was written by guest-blogger, Stuart Gillespie, Senior Researcher at IFPRI and a lead nutritionist with the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)   “Why are you here?”  I have often asked myself this question in past conferences. But this time it was being asked of me and other panelists >> Read more

‘Bridging Discovery and Delivery’

Bridging discovery and delivery.   This is the theme for the Micronutrient Forum 2014, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2-6 June, 2014. The forum will bring together experts in nutrition, health, agriculture, social protection, food security and the private sector to translate the best new micronutrient research and program practices into on-the-ground action to >> Read more

Ambitious undernutrition goals in 2013 Global Food Policy Report

Central to post-2015 agenda discussions is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. IFPRI is challenging whether this goal is enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate >> Read more

Study finds that more nutritious pearl millet can meet full iron needs of children

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2013. A study just published in the, Journal of Nutrition shows that pearl millet bred to contain more iron can provide young children with their full daily iron needs. Pearl millet is an important staple food in semi-arid regions of India and Africa, where iron deficiency is widespread. Lack of iron impairs mental >> Read more