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

Workshop: Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition

The Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition theme within the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health hosted a workshop on June 6-7, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC. Researchers from four different CGIAR centers, research institutes, and universities met to review research plans for new activities in the A4NH research program to enhance >> Read more

Canada funds the fight against malnutrition with $20 million grant

Research program to find ways agriculture can boost nutrition and improve lives John McDermott is the Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. Global and local leaders, including those of the G8 countries meeting  in Northern Ireland June 17-18, are waking up to the human and economic toll undernutrition is >> Read more