The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, or A4NH, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), helps realize the potential of agricultural development to deliver gender-equitable health and nutritional benefits to the poor. The program was created to help ensure that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies will maximize health and nutrition benefits, while reducing health risks.
When one speaks of food in countries like Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Vietnam, one usually refers to whether sufficient amounts of grain, rice or maize are available for the population. However, the quality and nutritional value of this food is often a neglected point. A large-scale study by WUR researcher Inge Brouwer with the help of international research institutes is meant to change that. The study is part of the research programme Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) of the international institutes for agricultural research, CGIAR and led by IFPRI.