Gender roles affect everyone, everywhere, but they are most pronounced in countries with highly traditional cultures. In many societies, men decide which foods to buy and how much, and this role makes them primary decision makers in relation ... READ MORE
It turned out better than they planned. Instead of quietly spreading nutrition messages from household to household, community advocates amplified their voices through megaphones to reach the masses gathered at markets in Rwanda.
“Gabura ... READ MORE
Action movies often dramatize how a team comes together to stand for justice, but this story line may seem strange in the world of agricultural research. Even so, a research team in Cambodia pursued a unique and ambitious approach to achieve ... READ MORE
Changing behavior within a relatively short timeframe is challenging, but one research study in Rwanda found that involving fathers was helpful for changing their behavior in support of improving the nutrition of their children. After the study’s ... READ MORE
Quick Summary: New research dispels the myth that drinking milk contaminated with a fungal toxin causes liver cancer. Evidence from four continents shows that milk distributors, especially in developing countries, have been too quick to dispose ... READ MORE
Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19 ... READ MORE
Enjoy a few photos from 2020, with links to the projects and events they represent. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our work continued. We were also fortunate to receive a renewal award from USAID for another five years of supporting research ... READ MORE
“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty. But what about the eggs?
Recent research in Burkina Faso, sponsored ... READ MORE
Dr. Sarah McKune credits the start of her academic career to a chance meeting with another familiar face in the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems: Dr. Sandra Russo. About one decade ago, she met Dr. Russo while volunteering ... READ MORE