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

  • Feeding on Farm Fish

    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.

  • Aquaculture in Myanmar: A survey

    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.

  • More and Better Jobs for Youth in Agrifood System

    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?