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 March 6, 2017
Elizabeth Mkandawire and Sheryl Hendriks. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 32.
Published on March 5, 2017
Steven Haggblade, Suresh Babu, Sheryl Hendriks, David Mather, Danielle Resnick. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 31.
Published on March 4, 2017
Sheryl L. Hendriks, Suresh C. Babu and Steven Haggblade. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 30.
Published on February 3, 2017
David Tschirley, Benedito Cunguara, Steven Haggblade, Thomas Reardon, and Mayuko Kondo. 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 43.
Published on January 23, 2017
David Tschirley, Keynote Speaker at “Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food Systems,” La Jolla, CA, January 23, 2017