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Director for the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, seeks a new full time Director who will have responsibility for overall leadership of the Secretariat. The Director will be an experienced and dynamic leader, capable of working closely with the Global Panel members to provide effective guidance to decision-makers, particularly governments, in order to inform >> Read more

A school cook prepares roti (a tradtional flat bread) from high-iron pearl millet in Andhra Pradesh, India. A recently published study shows that this new, conventionally-bred variety of pearl millet can provide the full daily iron needs of young children. Photo: Alina Paul-Bossuet (ICRISAT). Source: Flickr (HarvestPlus)

Promising Opportunities: The Role and Importance of Gender in Biofortification Research

Following last month’s post on why HarvestPlus conducted a Strategic Gender Assessment, this month Ekin Birol (Head, Impact Research Unit and Senior Research Fellow, HarvestPlus) and Amy Saltzman (Senior Program Analyst, HarvestPlus) share initial findings from the Strategic Gender Assessment and how HarvestPlus is planning to implement the recommendations. HarvestPlus leads a global effort to >> Read more

Music Video Promotes Healthy Eating – Through Beans!

Rwanda’s top musicians have united to promote better nutrition and health through a catchy new music video produced by HarvestPlus! The song highlights the nutritional benefits of new iron-rich beans in Rwanda where iron deficiency is widespread in children. The video, recorded by five of Rwanda’s top rap and pop artists was created to teach people, particularly women and children, how to stay >> Read more

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions

Call for Applications     Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) (led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University) Download the Call Objective: To accelerate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and >> Read more