Global Food Policy Report released

IFPRI’s first annual Global Food Policy Report has been released. In reviewing the major developments in food policy during the past year, the flagship publication identifies the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health as a major policy shift in 2011. The report describes the rise of agriculture, nutrition, and health on the development agenda and reviews key activities, from IFPRI’s own 2020 conference and the newly launched CGIAR Research Program 4 (CRP4) Agriculture for Improved Health and Nutrition to USAID’s Feed the Future and the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiatives. The report can be downloaded here.

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Daniel Gilligan discusses impact of OFPS in Mozambique

by Yassir Islam, HarvestPlus

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato Photo credit: Mel Oluoch

Evaluations are useful for studying agricultural interventions to evaluate nutrition and health outcomes. From 2007 to 2009, HarvestPlus and its partners OFSP (orange-fleshed sweet potato) disseminated to 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique with the goal of reducing vitamin A deficiency. A cluster randomized design with baseline and endline surveys were used to evaluate the intervention. “This was a good example of research and impact working together” said Gilligan. read more

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