Reducing food and nutrition insecurity in South Asia requires—among many other things— greater long-term investment in agricultural research for development (AR4D). In an effort to strengthen the capacity of research systems in South Asia to invest effectively in this area, IFPRI and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) collaborated with the national researchRead more
Objectives: The capacity development activities of a researcher not only contribute to research outputs but can also have an indirect effect on future research outputs and the capacities of other colleagues who collaborate with them. Further, the skills developed through capacity building activities increase the productivity of research investments made through India Council for AgricultureRead more
Pakistan is at a crossroads today. The country’s future growth and prosperity depend acutely on facing a number of complex issues. Many of these issues are grounded in the persistent challenges of reducing poverty, improving food security, and fostering broad-based economic growth throughout the country. Solutions will partly come from designing strategies, polices and investments that serve the millions of poor, rural households and food-insecure urban households. Only with a better understanding of how to implement, monitor, and improve these solutions will Pakistan’s growth and poverty reduction objectives be achieved.
Improving food and nutrition security is a matter of supreme importance to many millions of people in Bangladesh, and an issue of paramount concern to those responsible for the nation’s welfare. Food plays a major role in economic growth, health, nutrition, and even political stability in Bangladesh; the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) considers agricultural development a major priority alongside food and nutrition security.
The objective of the project is to enhance the inclusion of all poor small farming communities in agricultural technology innovation by improving understanding of the interactions between technology needs, farming systems, ecological resources and poverty characteristics and to link these insights with technology assessments in order to guide action to overcome current barriers to technology access and adoption.
Objective: (i) Prioritize available technology and policy options so climate change adaptations can be implemented at key CCAFS sites and scaled up to the entire region. (ii) Develop a land use model that identifies optimal land uses for food production, income and the environment so targets related to climate smart agriculture can be met. (iii) AssessRead more
Suaahara is integrated nutrition program in Nepal. It uses a comprehensive, household-based approach to improve access to, and consumption of, nutritious foods in areas with very poor nutrition indicators. Its main objective is to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under two years of age directly addressing the vulnerable points of development which result in stunting.
The objective of IFPRI’s project is to assess the public health impact of using Sprinkles within an existing network of community-based health workers who are a part of BRAC’s. Essential Health Care program in Bangladesh, and will sell the Sprinkles in communities and provide information on their use.
POSHAN will aim to crystallize the evidence base for action on nutrition in India, bring diverse stakeholders together and actively facilitate dialogue, evidence-building, learning and consensus building, with the goal of moving knowledge into practice in diverse contexts within India. POSHAN will build on existing initiatives, action networks, consortia and coalitions, with the primary goal of strengthening evidence-based dialogue and action.
The Transform Nutrition research programme consortium is a six-year programme of research, capacity strengthening and policy communications led by the International Food Policy Research Institute. The consortium includes the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, the Institute of Development Studies, UK, Public Health Foundation of India, Save the Children, UK, University of Nairobi, Kenya.