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
Conceptualizing Drivers of Policy Change in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Security: The Kaleidoscope Model
Published on January 1, 2015
D. Resnick, S. Babu, S. Haggblade, S. Hendriks, and D. Mather. 2015. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 2.
Published on December 1, 2014
David Tschirley, Current State, December 1, 2014
Published on June 17, 2014
David Tschirley, Michael Dolislager, Lulama Traub, Ferdi Meyer, & Francis Ejobi, IFAMA 2014 Conference Special Session on “The Rise of the African Consumer Class," Cape Town, South Africa, June 17, 2014
Published on April 30, 2014
David Tschirley, Sharper Focus/Wider Lens, April 30, 2014
Characteristics Associated with Prime-Age Mortality in Eastern and Southern Africa: Evidence from Zambia and Kenya
Published on September 1, 2009
IDWP 99. Antony Chapoto, T.S Jayne, L. Kirimi, and S. Kadiyala. Michigan State University. September 2009