CGIAR Celebrates World Food Day

On October 16, CGIAR—along with countless individuals and organizations worldwide—observed World Food Day, a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945 to reflect on the state of world hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and agricultural food production. This year’s theme was healthy food systems for better health and nutrition.

Book Launch: The Road to Good Nutrition

While at the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain last month, A4NH researchers from Lead Center, IFPRI, joined together with fellow authors to launch a new book, The Road to Good Nutrition: A Global Perspective. The book is a collaborative effort that brought together global experts to examine issues such as stunting, food >> 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

Contest Launched to Showcase, Reward Projects Bridging Food Security & Nutrition

SecureNutrition has launched a contest to showcase projects from around the world that have bridged gaps between agriculture, food security, and nutrition. The CGIAR program on agriculture for nutrition and health (A4NH) is a member of SecureNutrition. The Harvesting Nutrition contest aims to answer questions in the areas of agriculture, food security and nutrition linkages. Click here for >> Read more