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
Published on June 1, 2017
Aquaculture sector is fast developing in Myanmar and South East Asia. What are the nutritional differences between farm fish and wild fish? It's about micronutrients. An FSP blog on Agrilinks.
Published on May 15, 2017
Fish farming plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar fish supply. This survey results provide a comprehensive ‘benchmark’ of the characteristics of inland aquaculture and provides policy recommendations.
Published on May 12, 2017
VIDEO: By 2050, it is estimated that 864 million people in Africa will live in cities, and 10 million young people will join the labor market every year. What implications? Can the agrifood sector development be the solution?
Published on May 1, 2017
Improving nutrition requires multi-sectoral national policies and programs: The case of iodised salt in Africa.
Agrifood System Transformation in the Midstream and Downstream: Research Findings, Implied Risks, and Implications for Policy and Value Chain Program Design
Published on April 4, 2017
D. Tschirley, T. Reardon, B. Minten, and S. Liverpool-Tasie. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 36.