Dietary Diversity 101

Why are dietary diversity indicators considered a good choice for measuring effects of agricultural development programs on nutrition? The Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange invites Marie Ruel, Division Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition, at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain.   The observant reader will have noticed that we’re talking about dietary diversity (DD) indicators, >> Read more

New £7.2m research collaboration to eliminate malnutrition through agriculture

A new partnership has been awarded £7.2m from the Department of International Development (DFID) for a groundbreaking five-year research initiative, Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).

Improving Nutrition through Agriculture Technical Brief Series

A new set of technical briefs produced by the USAID-funded SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) project examine how evidence-based pathways and principles can strengthen agriculture and nutrition linkages under Feed the Future. A4NH researchers under Flagship 4 (Integrated Programs and Policies) contributed to one of the briefs, titled Understanding and Applying Primary Pathways and Principles. >> 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