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Nancy Johnson and Agnes Quisumbing at LCIRAH

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

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

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Improving nutrition in Kenya through farm and landscape modelling

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

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Strengthening links between nutrition and health outcomes and ag research

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

A woman milk collector collecting morning milk form women dairy farmers in Bangladesh. (Credit: A.Ali/CARE Bangladesh, Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain project, IFPRI)

Open call: Nominations for nutrition success stories

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