Poverty, malnutrition and resulting poor health are highly connected. FSG research shows that agriculture policy can play a role in reducing the burden of malnutrition and ill-health.
FSG focuses on documenting and evaluating different agricultural interventions that have the potential to improve maternal and child nutrition. It recommends policies that can improve diet quality among the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, including infants, young children, and women. These include interventions focused on agricultural production and diversification (such as homestead food garden programs, bio-fortification, fortification of processed foods), as well as policies focused on strengthening the linkages between the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors of government.
Publications and Presentations
Research and policy for the food-delivery revolution Implications for nutrition, environment, and work may be considerable
Published on August 18, 2022
Meemken, E-M., M.F. Bellemare, T. Reardon, C.M. Vargas. (2022). Research and policy for the food-delivery revolution. Science. 377(6608): 810-813.
Mycotoxin reduction through lactic acid fermentation: Evidence from commercial ogi processors in southwest Nigeria
Published on September 23, 2020
Ademola, O., Turna, N. S., Liverpool-Tasie, L. S. O., Obadina, A., & Wu, F. (2020). Mycotoxin reduction through lactic acid fermentation: Evidence from commercial ogi processors in southwest Nigeria. Food Control, 107620.
Poor Dietary Quality is Nigeria’s Key Nutrition Problem
Published on April 22, 2020
Olivier Ecker, Andrew Comstock, Raphael Babatunde, and Kwaw Andam, 2020. Poor Dietary Quality is Nigeria’s Key Nutrition Problem , FSP Policy Research Brief 119.
Nutritional Implications of Dietary Patterns in Mali
Published on April 17, 2020
Melinda Smale, Veronique Theriault, Amidou Assima, Yenizie Kone, 2020. Nutritional Implications of Dietary Patterns in Mali, FSP Policy Research Brief 117, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Aflatoxin Dissemination and Training Programme in Benue State
Published on February 6, 2020
Highlights 69, Oluwatoyin Adebowale, February 2020