Seminar: Food Systems and Nutrition in Bangladesh

In early May, IFPRI-Bangladesh is organizing a seminar on "Food Systems and Nutrition in Bangladesh" jointly with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands, icddr,b World Food Programme, FAO, and UNICEF. The purpose of the seminar is to engage policymakers, development partners, UN agencies, civil society organisations, academia, and private read more

ANGeL Baseline Seminar

IFPRI successfully brings together stakeholders for key baseline findings.

A Nutrition Revolution for Africa: How Can African Agriculture Play a Greater Role?

Africa faces a triple burden of malnutrition: highly prevalent chronic malnutrition characterised by stunting; widespread micronutrient deficiencies; and rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity and related non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh

Participation in household decisions and control over assets are often used as indicators of bargaining power. Yet spouses do not necessarily provide the same answers to questions about these topics. In their discussion paper “He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh”, authors Kate Ambler, Cheryl Doss, Caitlin Kieran, and Simone Passarelli read more

UNSCN Discussion Paper: By 2030, End All Forms of Malnutrition and Leave No One Behind

A new discussion paper from the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) aims to present the centrality of nutrition in the current sustainable development agenda.

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IFPRI CA News Digest (April 18, 2017 – April 25, 2017)

News Power station’s heat allows unique fish farm in Karaganda (19 April 2017 Astana Times) Natur Produkt farm has been culturing rainbow trout at the Topar Lake 40 kilometers from Karaganda since last year. Close proximity to the Karaganda GRES 2 power station creates unique conditions for fish culturists; thermal release from the power station’s read more

Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Africa

The impact of climate change will be most severe in tropical countries, like many countries in Africa south of the Sahara—particularly in those that have scarce resources to channel into adaptation strategies, whose policy makers lack information, and where there is significant poverty. Even small climate changes can have a significant impact on farmers’ livelihoods and overall wellbeing. With support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), IFPRI worked with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), and other national partners to generate country-level analyses on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for 10 countries in East Africa and 8 countries in southern Africa. IFPRI published the results in three books released in 2013: East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis, Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis, and West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis.

Non-rice crops not farmers’ favourite

Inconsistent prices and high perishability of non-rice crops force farmers to depend on rice cultivation, which causes low agricultural and dietary diversity, said a recent study. The low diversities create barriers to ensure proper nutrition and resist children's birth related complexities, like stunting and low birth weight, said the study revealed at a seminar organised read more

Bangladesh facing hurdles to improving nutritional status

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Wednesday said Bangladesh is still facing formidable challenges to improve its nutritional status despite being a food-sufficient country. "While Bangladesh has experienced steady advances in food availability, the country is facing different challenges to develop its nutritional status," she said while speaking at a seminar. "Overall the levels of under-nutrition read more

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Featured Resources: Week of April 24

A USAID report recently reviewed five case studies of successful scaling up of pro-poor agricultural innovations.