Developing and Sustaining Innovative Partnerships for Nutrition in India

John McDermott, A4NH Director Last week, I joined representatives from 14 different states in India to learn from experiences in bringing diverse sectors together to improve maternal and child nutrition in India. The two-day conference, Together for Nutrition, was organized by two exciting programs currently working across India, POSHAN and Transform Nutrition. On the second >> Read more

Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia

(cross-posted from IFPRI.org)   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and health shocks; and social and political shocks such as conflicts >> Read more

CGIAR Commits to Mainstreaming Breeding for Mineral & Vitamin Traits

(Cross-posted from CGIAR.org, written by Frank Rijsberman.) When HarvestPlus started ten years ago as a joint program of CIAT and IFPRI, with the goal of tackling hidden hunger caused by a lack of vital minerals and vitamins in the diet through biofortification, they faced some big challenges:   Would it be possible to develop staple food crops with high enough mineral or >> Read more

New Partnership to Improve Nutrition for Millions

(Cross-posted from HarvestPlus website.) DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2014. HarvestPlus and World Vision today signed a MoU at the World Economic Forum in Davos, making a commitment to work together to improve nutrition for hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from hidden hunger.