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Dr. Lidan Du, SPRING Research Advisor, Ms. Nancy Adero, Program Officer for Micronutrients and Anaemia from SPRING/Uganda, and Mr. Ziba Dokurugu, Agriculture Advisor from SPRING/Ghana, participated in the Catholic Relief Services' 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Three SPRING staff participated in the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, leading one of four plenary sessions.

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture
Location: Africa

A2Z Resources

Key Catalyst, Collective Voice: The East, Central, And Southern Africa Health Community's Initiative on Food Fortification as a Public Health Intervention

This case study reviews the East, Central, and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) work on health and nutrition.

Location: Africa

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National and Sub-National Estimates of Child and Adult Nutritional Status Related to Later Life Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Disease

Country and regional profiles have been established to provide an overview of the relationship between early life nutrition status and later life nutrition-related non-communicable diseases...

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Africa

This SPRING regional profile provides an overview of early life nutrition status and later life nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (N-RNCDs) in Africa. The profile also provides...

Location: Africa

Resource Review Summaries

Anemia, iron deficiency, and infections are interconnected conditions that drastically contribute to child morbidity and mortality. In this article, the authors explore current research on...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Africa

This workshop report summarizes the experiences of experts from nine countries around iron interventions in Africa. Infections, parasitism, and poor eating habits are primarily to blame for...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Africa

Micronutrient deficiencies are prevalent in crops and people in sub-Saharan Africa. Agronomic biofortification can increase yields and micronutrient contents of these crops, but there is a...

This study analyzes data from Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 2003 and 2014 in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to examine associations between prenatal iron supplementation and/or...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Africa

Malaria is one of the leading causes of anemia globally. The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has released updated, redesigned country profiles for the 20 focus countries in Africa and...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Africa, Asia

Dairy consumption has the potential to improve dietary diversity among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This blog emphasizes how human nutrition should be considered throughout...

Keywords: Food systems
Location: Africa

This blog highlights the need to improve food safety in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly with regard to aflatoxin contamination of staple crops, and how major food processing companies have...

Keywords: Aflatoxin
Location: Africa

Curbing food waste and reducing meat consumption are among the changes that are needed across the food system to achieve zero hunger by 2030.More extreme weather and a global temperature...

Keywords: Food systems
Location: Africa

The impact of agriculture investments on nutrition was shared in this research-to-practice seminar featuring the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition. Presenters discussed their key...

Keywords: Nutrition-sensitive
Location: Africa, Asia

This blog describes how the addition of nutrition targets to the results framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) clarified its role in nutrition...

Location: Africa

This blog emphasizes the need to mainstream nutrition into agricultural policy in Africa. Nutrition initiatives are urged to build contextual evidence and work with African researchers and...

Location: Africa

As urbanization and household incomes in Africa increase, most peoples’ relationship with the food landscape also shifts. Changing economies cause increased non-agricultural employment, and...

Keywords: Food systems
Location: Africa

USAID is a global leader in large-scale implementation of integrated treatment programs for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Program depends on key partnerships and currently...

This report provides a snapshot of activities among Feed the Future’s 19 focus countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and the Caribbean in 2012-2013. Guided by the "Key Pathways...

This comprehensive, 50+ page report provides perspective from DFID UK on the effectiveness of using agricultural activities to achieve nutrition outcomes. A literature review drawing...

This report examines the relationship between agriculture and nutrition in developing countries, focusing on how nutrition is currently prioritised within agricultural policy frameworks,...

This webinar provided an overview of the global malnutrition problem; the main approaches through which the agriculture sector can address malnutrition; some of the agriculture-related...

Keywords: Malnutrition, Agriculture
Location: Asia, Africa

This report examines African agricultural development paths over the last 30 years, including the complex link of agriculture and food security in a constantly evolving context. In addition...

Keywords: Agriculture, Food security
Location: Africa

This review finds agriculture-nutrition research to have a strong geographic focus on sub-Saharan Africa, concerned especially with nutritional impacts on women and children. Few projects...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Africa

Children living in areas of Africa with heavy tree cover tend to have more nutritious diets. Can boosting production of such energy-rich crops as rice, maize and wheat - at the expense of...

Keywords: Dietary diversity
Location: Africa

This webinar will provide an overview of the global malnutrition problem, the main approaches through which the agriculture sector can address malnutrition, some of the agriculture- related...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: Asia, Africa