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Using peanut butter, Manary helps mothers and their babies

Dr. Mark Manary is tracking the results of treating moderately malnourished pregnant women with nutritional supplements, including a peanut-based one. Diagram courtesy of Mark Manary.

As a pediatrician, Mark Manary knows how important it is for young children to get enough vitamins and calories to grow. The St. Louis-based doctor has spent much of his career treating malnourished kids in Africa and helped create a supplement that more than doubled their chance of recovery.

But then he started to think: Why not intervene even earlier?

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More than a dozen Ethiopian students learn aflatoxin testing system

Abdi Hassen training researchers in Ethiopia on how to use the Mobile Assay System for Aflatoxin testing.

Ethiopian plant pathologist Abdi Hassen (left) and fellow graduate student Solomon Debele recently trained an additional 15 colleagues in a new system to detect aflatoxin contamination in food grains. The students all are masters or PhD students in plant pathology or seed science at Haramaya University in eastern Ethiopia.
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New book recognizes top 20 innovations for smallholder farmers

Photo: Image of smallholder farmers

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation has published a book of the most effective interventions impacting smallholder farmers across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, including the work of PMIL partner Meds and Food for Kids (MFK).
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