Agriculture's vast potential to improve nutrition is just beginning to be tapped. Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum—a new book published by IFPRI and CABI—reviews the latest findings, results from on-the-ground programs and interventions, and recent policy experiences from countries around the world that are forging the agriculture and nutrition sectors closer together.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A study by IFPRI researchers finds that reducing aflatoxin contamination in food consumed by children does reduce serum aflatoxin levels in their blood but does not seem to affect stunting.
- FAO’s first State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture report finds that many key components of the biodiversity that underpins our food systems are in decline.
- The 4th International Congress on Hidden Hunger focused on the double burden of malnutrition—the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity or diet related non-communicable diseases.