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 December 2, 2015
IDWP 140. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton. December 2015
Published on December 1, 2015
B. Belton, A. Hein, K. Htoo, L. Seng Kham, U. Nischan, T. Reardon, and D. Boughton. 2015. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 8.
Published on November 1, 2015
Worku, I., M Dereje, and B. Minten. 2015. Diet Transformation in Ethiopia, ESSP Research Note 46, 2015
Published on September 1, 2015
Claire Ijumba, Jason Snyder, David Tschirley and Thomas Reardon. 2015. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 8.
Published on July 25, 2015
David Tschirley, Tom Reardon, Jason Snyder, and Claire Ijumba, AAEA Pre-Conference on “Rapid Agrifood System Transformation, Globalization, and International Development” San Francisco, CA, July 25, 2015