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This was the title of my Martin J Forman Lecture at IFPRI earlier this week (slides here and video here).  Martin Forman was the Director of Nutrition at USAID in the 60s, 70s and 80s and was highly influential in getting the agency (and everyone else) thinking about nutrition beyond health systems.  I was asked by IFPRI to choose something big and controversial as a topic for the Lecture and I...
mother and childe
The World Bank and other development stakeholders have well described the theoretical foundation for nutrition-sensitive social protection interventions.[1] Evidence demonstrates that strategic deployment of key levers can maximize impact on nutrition outcomes, which is a crucial factor for improving long-term child development.[2] That is, by maximizing returns for nutrition, social protection...
chickpeas
Click here to access resources from the October 5th seminar associated with this blog. As 2016 comes to a close, so does the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses. The term pulses has come to be seen as the “little beans with big opportunities,” thanks to the global events and outreach throughout the year that have promoted the importance of pulses in agriculture and nutrition. Yet, the...
Forty Five per cent of child deaths are because of undernutriton. Tackling it should be the highest of priorities for our decision makers, especially because a majority of those deaths are amongst the most vulnerable and poorest communities. Knowing that most people, even the rural poor, purchase at least some of their food from markets, there is increasing interest in understanding how and when...
HarvestPlus Farm
For more than four decades, the World Bank Group (the Bank) has played a critically important role in promoting agricultural research to benefit the poor, as a co-founder and supporter of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, or CGIAR. Thanks to the Bank and other funders, this global network of agricultural research centers promotes poverty reduction and equity by...

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