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November 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Animal sourced foods: Evidence on stunting and programme to increase consumption

This article examines the role of animal sourced foods (ASF) in stunting prevention and the effectiveness of programmes aiming to increase ASF consumption. A study across 46 countries find different patterns of consumption between regions and countries. Costs showed to be the biggest barrier of ASF consumption. »

ARF-3 final factsheet: FortiMoringa in Benin
November 6, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: FortiMoringa in Benin

PLease download the final factsheet of the ARF-3 project FortiMoringa in Benin. The research consortium shares its end results: for producers, optimal conditions for Moringa leaves production and preservation of Moringa seeds were determined, as well as appropriate cutting height and type of fertilizer that increases leaves yield; for processors, the fortified infant flour formulas and Moringa leaves powder (MLP) were developed. »

October 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition

The State of the World’s Children 2019 examines children’s malnutrition today and sets an agenda to put children’s nutrition first. Improving children’s nutrition requires food systems to deliver nutritious, safe, affordable and sustainable diets for all children. Thereby, food environments are crucial. »

ARF-1 final factsheet: INFLOR Benin
June 12, 2019Research project
ARF-1 final factsheet: INFLOR Benin

Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

April 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Mother’s nutrition-related knowledge and child nutrition outcomes: Empirical evidence from Nigeria

This paper investigates the association of mother’s nutrition-related knowledge with nutrition outcomes of young children living in rural Nigeria and whether mother’s education has a complementary effect on such knowledge in producing positive child nutrition outcomes in such settings. The study found that mother’s knowledge is independently and positively associated with HAZ (height-for-age) and WHZ (weight-for-height) z-scores in young children. »

September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Household dairy production and child growth: Evidence from Bangladesh

This article examines the associations between dairy consumption and child growth in rural Bangladesh. Results show that household dairy production increases height-for-age Z scores by 0.52 standard deviation in the critical 6-23 months of growth window. »