Orange Sweet Potato provide vitamin A in Africa

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.

Publication on Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity Achieves Success

On August 8, 2012, Bioversity International and FAO released a new publication that presents the current state of thought on sustainable diets and biodiversity. Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity – Implications for Policies and Programs looks at sustainable diets—those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present >> Read more

Addressing the Threat of Non-Communicable Diseases

To address the increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—those diseases caused by poor nutrition, including obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes—the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) convened a workshop in London this week. A4NH Director John McDermott was among the participants in the event, “The Role of Agricultural and >> Read more

McDermott Discusses A4NH at CGIAR Fund Office seminar

For an installment of the CGIAR Fund office Brown Bag (BBL) Seminar Series, A4NH Director John McDermott led a panel discussion yesterday about the role that agriculture can play in achieving health and nutrition goals.