Scaling up nutrition actions, IFAD

In partnership with A4NH, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) developed a note outlining ways to scale up results in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development. The note offers guidance to help implementers maximize agriculture and rural development interventions to eliminate malnutrition. Some key recommendations from the research include developing a scaling-up strategy at the project design stage, engaging >> Read more

New Dietary Diversity Indicator for Women

A new dietary diversity indicator to assess the micronutrient adequacy of women’s diets has been developed, called Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W).

Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

[Cross-posted from IFPRI's blog.]   Research has shown that children who receive adequate nutrition, particularly during their mother's pregnancy until they are two years old—referred to by experts as the 1,000 days window of opportunity—are less likely to die or be made ill by diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles, and HIV. 

Improving Nutrition through Agriculture Technical Brief Series

A new set of technical briefs produced by the USAID-funded SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) project examine how evidence-based pathways and principles can strengthen agriculture and nutrition linkages under Feed the Future. A4NH researchers under Flagship 4 (Integrated Programs and Policies) contributed to one of the briefs, titled Understanding and Applying Primary Pathways and Principles. >> Read more