New AgroSalud photofilm now online

6 January, 2011 by (comments)

A short photofilm documenting the work of CIAT-based biofortification program AgroSalud is now available to watch online. The film covers the program’s work to improve children’s nutrition in schools in Colombia’s southwestern department of Cauca, and gives an insight into efforts to improve the nutritional content of staple food crops across Latin America and Caribbean to address endemic malnutrition.Read More …

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Tackling malnutrition – with food, not pills

16 June, 2010 by (comments)

We’re sure you’ll be keen to read Michael Latham of Cornell University’s scathing comment piece, The great vitamin A fiasco, published in the first edition of the online journal World Nutrition recently. The article is an extensive, critical account of how the international nutrition community has responded to worldwide vitamin A deficiency by focusing on distributing vitamin A supplements,Read More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Guinea pigs in drive to improve food security in DRC

15 February, 2010 by (comments)

Pioneering new work by CIAT and its partners to improve guinea pig production could help tackle food insecurity in the conflict zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It follows the surprise discovery last year of the rodents – native to South America – being kept as “micro-livestock” by rural households the troubled North and South Kivu districtsRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Regions