Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread, persistent development challenges. Although agriculture has made remarkable advances in recent decades, progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers is lagging behind. The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) works to bridge the gap between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits.
The research program was born out of the realization that agricultural practices, interventions, and policies can be better designed and adapted to specifically maximize health and nutrition benefits and to reduce health risks. A4NH is structured around four research themes: Value Chains for Enhanced Nutrition; Biofortification; Agriculture-associated Diseases; and Integrated Programs and Policies. The program draws on expertise from 12 CGIAR centers as well as partners from across the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors. Through this collaboration, we produce research and develop joint solutions to reduce the global burden of malnutrition and disease on the poor.