Pulses for Nutrition in India

MOTIVATION Pulses, such as yellow peas, pigeon peas, chickpeas, lentils, and beans, are an important source of protein and are also integral to soil health. Despite their health and environmental significance, pulses are not given sufficient attention within India. IFPRI’s work on pulses, supported by A4NH, looks at the factors that contribute to their underutilization >> Read more

Pro-Poor Avian Influenza Risk Reduction Program

MOTIVATION Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) poses a major risk to human and animal health. After the disease spread in Asia (starting in 2003) and beyond, policymakers realized they lacked the information needed to choose biologically effective and economically efficient control measures that also protect the livelihoods of rural poor. The most widely practiced method >> 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