The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mercy Lung'aho

Research Scientist, The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Mercy is a Research Scientist for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) with expertise in nutrition-sensitive agricultural programming. Her research includes a landmark study documenting evidence that eating beans fortified with iron can reduce iron deficiency in women of reproductive age.  Her current work is on a Nutrition Early Warning System based on innovative machine learning algorithms that will alert decision-makers to nutrition threats ahead of a crisis and provide options for nutrition interventions and resilience building in national and regional food systems.

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