Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> Read more

Don’t risk your health for nutrition!: Why gender matters for food safety

Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the developing world are also the riskiest in terms of food safety. Numerous health risks exist along the value chain for livestock and fish products, from production to consumption. In this post, Sophie Theis (Research Analyst, Poverty, Health, Nutrition Division, International Food Policy >> 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

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