A4NH-1000 Days Partnership Event

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

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