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2015 Global Hunger Index

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Call for Abstracts: LANDac Annual International Conference

LANDac Annual International Conference 2016, organized by the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac), will be held 30 June- 1 July, Utrecht,in the Netherlands. This year's theme is Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: Linking the Rural and the Urban The conference will focus on the following types of ‘urban >> Read more

Changing behaviors for better health and nutrition

Blog written by Pete Shelton, IFPRI. Originally posted on Getting the right nutrition in the period between a child’s conception and his or her second birthday−the so-called 1,000 day window−can have profound impacts on the child’s ability to grow, learn, and become a productive member of society. A growing body of research demonstrates that >> Read more

Development from within: Lessons from Uganda on strengthening women’s voices in environmental governance

This story originally published by the NewSecurityBeat blog and featuring the Collaborating for Resilience initiative tells what structured efforts to create inclusive dialogue can do to contribute to more equitable resource management and more resilient livelihoods in the communities fraught with conflict.

Ag, nutrition, gender toolkit available

A new online toolkit and accompanying report, produced by ​two Dutch development agencies, SNV and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), offers important guidance on how and why to address undernutrition with gender-sensitive agriculture interventions. The toolkit aims to integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions, and add a strong focus on gender to strengthen linkages between nutrition, agriculture, and >> Read more

Are there nutritional tradeoffs in increasing women’s time in agriculture?

The following post, by A4NH-IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu, was originally published on the Agrilinks site. Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries. Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets. Studies have shown that one way to improve nutrition among rural >> Read more

Conference: Agriculture and Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security, the World Bank and two IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Programs - Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) - are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety nets, and nutrition.