Advancing Cutting-Edge Nutritional Interventions in Latin America

IFPRI's work continued to promote improved nutrition in Latin America through innovative evaluations and programs. From 2011 to 2016, IFPRI, in collaboration with Mercy Corps and with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), designed and evaluated the Programa Comunitario Materno Infantil de Diversificación Alimentaria (PROCOMIDA)—a nutrition program aimed at improving the health and >> Read more

Cultivating Effective Nutritional Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

One of IFPRI’s earliest nutrition projects in Latin America and the Caribbean examined food-assisted maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Haiti. Traditionally, these programs administered nutritional interventions to children under five years of age only after they became undernourished—the recuperative approach. Although new scientific evidence was surfacing that children under two years of >> Read more

Informing Development Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean

For more than three decades, IFPRI's research and collaborations in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have produced rigorous evidence leading to innovative market and trade policies and effective social protection and nutritional programs.

Highlights of Food Policy Research for Latin America and the Caribbean

This brochure highlights the national and local collaborations IFPRI has been engaged in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more than 30 years, IFPRI’s research and collaboration have contributed to positive changes, including enhancing the culture of accountability and generating groundbreaking evidence that has strengthened resilience, improved nutrition, and spurred strategic food security policies and >> Read more

Fostering a Culture of Evaluation in Guatemala

Guatemala has made significant progress in achieving economic stability after decades of civil war, but the country still struggles with a high level of poverty. One of the major challenges limiting its economic and social development is chronic undernutrition that affects about half of the children under five. Thus, achieving zero hunger has become one >> Read more

Preschool Nutrition in Guatemala and Zimbabwe

Investing in preschool nutrition has long-term positive health and economic impacts, and failing to invest can do long-term damage. Since 2002, IFPRI’s work on this topic has included studies in many countries, including Guatemala and Zimbabwe.