Nutrition and Agriculture
The International Nutrition Foundation is working actively with two CGIAR centers, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), as well as the Sasakawa Global 2000 Programme in research on the intersection of nutrition and agriculture.
Through these collaborations, the INF is working in East Africa on projects to quantify the efficacy of biofortified crops such as quality protein maize (QPM) and to study their impact on the nutritional status of young children, particularly when used in complementary foods.
The INF is also providing technical support for ongoing studies in Ghana and Ethiopia examining the effect of QPM on growth and morbidity in preschool children. The INF works actively with both CIMMYT and ICARDA to study the impact of agriculture on socioeconomic status, food security, and nutritional status of rural households in East Africa and the Middle East.