HarvestPlus

Since 2004, HarvestPlus has been working to combat micronutrient malnutrition, also known as “hidden hunger,” which afflicts billions of people worldwide.

Aflatoxins in Groundnuts in Mali

MOTIVATION Aflatoxins are naturally occurring carcinogenic substances found in high quantities in some of Africa’s crops. They spread rapidly in warm tropical climates, inflicting harm on humans and animals. In 2008, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the AflaControl project analyzed groundnuts in Mali: these groundnuts were the focus of major livelihood >> Read more

Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods, and Food Security

Motivation Nutrition and access to nutritious foods are vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Undernutrition heightens vulnerability to disease transmission, and pairing antiretroviral drug therapies with adequate nutrition increases their effectiveness. Income inequality and food insecurity have also been found to increase the likelihood of exposure to HIV, driving up rates of infection >> Read more

Addressing Child Undernutrition in Haiti: Prevention or Cure?

Is it better to treat child undernutrition or prevent it?