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

New video: ag-nutrition pathways

New video on agriculture-nutrition pathways added to the A4NH Vimeo channel!   Exploring Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways from A4NH on Vimeo.   In this video, Jody Harris, a nutritionist with IFPRI, gives an overview of some conceptual work undertaken with Anna Herforth that is particularly relevant to A4NH, building on research by colleagues at IFPRI and elsewhere. The >> Read more

A brief history of the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange

What’s the purpose of the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange? Hazel Malapit, Gender Research Coordinator for A4NH, gives us a brief history of why we’ve started this blog and how we envision it helping researchers working on gender and nutrition issues in agriculture.   “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle >> Read more

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