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
Smallholder Farming Under Increasingly Difficult Circumstances: Policy and Public Investment Priorities for Africa
Published on May 2, 2006
IDWP 86. T.S. Jayne, D. Mather, and E. Mghenyi. May 2006
Published on October 1, 2000
IDWP 79. James Tefft, Christopher Penders, Valerie Kelly, John M. Staatz, Mbaye Yade, and Victoria Wise. October 2000. 50 pp.
Who Eats Yellow Maize? Preliminary Results of a Survey of Consumer Maize Preferences in Maputo, Mozambique
Published on December 3, 1995
IDWP 53. David L. Tschirley and Ana Paula Santos. December 1995. 16 pp.
Published on December 1, 1995
IDWP 51. T.S. Jayne, David Tschirley, Lawrence Rubey, Thomas Reardon, John M. Staatz, and Michael Weber. 1995. 37 pp.
Understanding Linkages among Food Availability, Access, Consumption, and Nutrition in Africa: Empirical Findings and Issues from the Literature
Published on July 2, 1994
IDWP 46. Patrick Diskin. July 1994. 47 pp.