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 September 21, 2016
Sheryl Hendriks, Suresh Babu, Steve Haggblade, Elizabeth Mkandawire, Nic Olivier, Danielle Resnick, and Hettie Schönfeldt, September 21–22, 2016, Pretoria, South Africa
Gendering Malawi’s National Nutrition Policy Using the Integrated Framework for Gender Analysis in Nutrition Policy
Published on September 1, 2016
Elizabeth Mkandawire, Sheryl L. Hendriks and Lucy Mkandawire. 2016. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 18.
Published on August 1, 2016
S. Hendriks, E. Mkandawire, N. Hall, N. JJ Olivier, H. Schönfeldt, P. Randall, S. Morgan, N. JJ Olivier, S. Haggblade, S. Babu. 2016. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 18.
Published on April 1, 2016
Haggblade, S. Duodu, K.G., Kabasa, J.D., Minnaar, A., Ojijo, N.K.O. and Taylor, J.R.N. 2016. Emerging early actions for bending the curve in sub-Saharan Africa’s nutrition transition. Food and Nutrition Bulletin:1-23.
Published on February 15, 2016
S. Haggblade, S. Babu, J. Harris, E. Mkandawire, D. Nthani and S. L. Hendriks. 2016. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 14.