November 27, 2019
Globally, we are eating a smaller array of foods, resulting in diets that are less nutritious and healthy. Yet FAO estimates more than 5,500 food crops exist globally. So why aren’t we using them?
November 25, 2019
Global food system sustainability study results in the first map of its kind to score sustainability of food systems, country-by-country, going beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, to include economic and social variables.
November 22, 2019
All-African team from TNWA and the African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) led the five-day short course to facilitate capacity strengthening.
October 31, 2019
Event explored how countries are assessing and acting on food system transformation – considering consumption and food environments, food supply and sustainability, health, and socioeconomic outcomes, with discussion about challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs.
November 6, 2019
Nutrition Society of Nigeria Annual Conference: Opportunities for Experience Sharing Across A4NH Flagships, Between Nigeria and Ethiopia
The conference provided an example of how work done by different A4NH flagships open opportunities for experience sharing across countries.
October 17, 2019
This animated video from A4NH explains food systems, their complex, rapid transformations, and challenges low- and middle-income countries face in making them healthy and sustainable.
October 25, 2019
A common set of food system indicators used across countries and over time would allow for comparison and shared learning, yet availability is uneven. New analysis of four countries shows where food system data exists, and where it is lacking.
October 29, 2019
Rates of overweight and obesity are rising at an alarming rate in India, especially among women. IFPRI Research Fellow Avinash Kishore discusses the impacts of changing food environments.
October 15, 2019
On International Day of Rural Women, Hazel Malapit of A4NH sits down with Ramona Ridolfi of HKI to discuss WEAI and women's empowerment.
October 14, 2019
Ahead of the CGIAR side meeting at CFS, A4NH Senior Research Coordinator Namukolo Covic reflects on how the EAT-Lancet Healthy Reference Diet might be contextualized for the global south.
October 4, 2019
Malnutrition, including micronutrient deficiency, is especially acute among women in India. Locally-grown produce may hold the key to improving diets.
September 26, 2019
From consumers working back through production, a new paper identifies knowledge gaps and areas for consideration in food safety research.
September 12, 2019
Little is known about what happens after a development project ends. We returned to communities that participated in a project to increase vitamin A intake, three years after it concluded.
September 5, 2019
Programs for improving diets often focus on demand, providing incentives to groups of consumers. However, connecting with the consumer through adjustments in the food environment may be more effective for supporting healthier food choices.
August 28, 2019
A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.
July 10, 2019
Efforts are progressing to develop Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Ethiopia.
WHAT WE DO
With an innovative perspective that focuses on consumption and demand, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) seeks to realized the enormous potential of agricultural development to make significant contributions to improving the nutrition and health of people worldwide.
As CGIAR’s only research program on nutrition and health, A4NH focuses on the system-level outcome of improving food and nutrition security for health. The program is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute and managed by a group of four other CGIAR Research Centers and two academic institutions.
A4NH works across five flagship research programs, addressing some of the most challenging nutrition and health concerns we face today.
WHERE WE WORK
A4NH research concentrates on five focus countries, with work extending to more than two dozen others. Our research informs policymakers and stakeholders in these countries and provides lessons adaptable to other places and contexts.