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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. Agriculture has made remarkable advances in the past decades, but progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers in developing countries is lagging behind. The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) is designed to fill the existing gap between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits.

The starting point for A4NH is that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies can be better adapted and redesigned to maximize health and nutrition benefits and to reduce health risks.

A4NH brings together research and development professionals across the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors to jointly tackle key challenges and design joint solutions.

A4NH has 4 components: Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition; Biofortification; Prevention and Control of Agriculture-Associated Diseases; and Integrated Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Programs and Policies.

From the CGIAR and A4NH websites

IN BRIEF

Objectives
  • Improved diet quality, especially of women and young children
  • Reduced exposure to the causes of agriculture-associated disease, including improving food safety along the value chain and improving human health through good agricultural practices in agro-ecosystems
  • Empowerment of women and poor communities to make decisions related to agriculture, food, care, and health
  • Better cross-sector policies, programs and investments that foster improved nutrition and health outcomes from agriculture and other sectors.

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