(Cross-posted from CGIAR.org, written by Frank Rijsberman.) When HarvestPlus started ten years ago as a joint program of CIAT and IFPRI, with the goal of tackling hidden hunger caused by a lack of vital minerals and vitamins in the diet through biofortification, they faced some big challenges: Would it be possible to develop staple food crops with high enough mineral orread more
Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.
A new partnership has been awarded £7.2m from the Department of International Development (DFID) for a groundbreaking five-year research initiative, Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).
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.