Improving breastfeeding practices for better nutrition and health

To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (Aug. 1-7), IFPRI researchers, Phuong Nguyen, Sunny Kim, and Purnima Menon, share evidence from the A4NH-supported Alive & Thrive program in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam that shows how scaling up good breastfeeding practices can lead to improved nutrition and health. Cross-posted with permission from the IFPRI website. Research shows that >> Read more

Upcoming webinar on nutrition diversity and resilience

Save the date, June 29, 2016 from 10– 11:00 AM (EDT, USA) for a webinar, Diversity in Nutrition and Enhanced Resilience Fair (DiNER), hosted by Margaret Mwenya, Emily Burrows and Louise Sperling of Catholic Relief Services.

Transforming gender-relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we welcome commentary from our research partners at Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) on the benefits, challenges, and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes through women’s empowerment in agriculture. The LANSA consortium, of which A4NH is a member, is a multi-partner research effort led by M S >> Read more

Indicators for measuring IYCF practices: Time to take stock and revisit!

Good nutrition in the earliest stages of life directly influences children’s future nutrition and development as they grow into healthy adults. Research has contributed to a set of guiding principles on the best infant and young child complementary feeding (IYCF) practices to promote healthy child growth, development, and nutrition.