Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> Read more
Mary Adoyo* is a Kenyan smallholder farmer in the Masana sub-location of Vihiga county in Western Kenya. She manages the family farm alone while her husband works in Nairobi sending monthly remittances home. Their maize, grown on one acre, supplies her family with maize meal for only six months. Their farm also produces beans, bananas, >> Read more
Blog-post written by Anna Herforth, Preetmoninder Lidder, and Margaret Gill. Cross-posted from Secure Nutrition. The June 2015 issue of the journal, Food Security, featured a special section: Strengthening the links between nutrition and health outcomes and agricultural research, which advances the boundaries of the field of agri-health research. Much of the conversation on evidence to date has focused on >> Read more
Today, IFPRI announced an open call to nominate nutrition success stories for a new initiative on “Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition.” Political commitment to address undernutrition has grown significantly, and translating these commitments into action has become a leading priority. Lessons on how to improve nutrition in real world contexts are much needed. The Nourishing >> Read more
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, or A4NH, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), helps realize the potential of agricultural development to deliver gender-equitable health and nutritional benefits to the poor. We were created to help ensure that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies will maximize health and nutrition benefits, while reducing health risks.