Transform Nutrition in support of the efforts of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement have launched a new initiative to find the 'unsung heroes' of nutrition at national or local levels. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline is 30 June 2013. Further information and nomination form.
The CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) is organizing a Science Forum on Nutrition and Health Outcomes: Targets for Agricultural Research to be held on September 23-25, in Bonn, Germany. The Forum serves as a means to reach out to scientists and scientific communities within and outside the CGIAR, to discuss and plan how >> Read more
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the 1,000 Days Partnership co-hosted an event on March 21st, 2013. The aim of this event was to further the discussion on agriculture, nutrition and health and explore potential partnerships and collaborations. Agriculture has >> Read more
Conventionally-bred varieties of orange sweet potato (OSP) that provide high amounts of vitamin A are being used to combat vitamin A deficiency in regions of Africa where sweet potato is a staple food. From 2007-09, pilot programs successfully disseminated OSP to more than 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique, and assessed the impact.