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
A Review of the Alignment of the Republic of Uganda's Draft Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan with the Malabo Commitments with Regard to Food Security and Nutrition
Published on March 12, 2019
Nic J.J. Olivier, Sheryl L. Hendriks, and Elizabeth Mkandawire, 2019. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 79. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Creating the Necessary Policy Context for Progress on the Malabo Declaration: A Review of Food Security and Nutrition Policy Changes in 11 Africa Countries
Published on February 22, 2019
Hendriks, Olivier, Mkandawire, Mabuza, and Makhura. Creating the Necessary Policy Context for Progress on the Malabo Declaration: A Review of Food Security and Nutrition Policy Changes in 11 Africa Countries. FSP Research Paper 122. East Lansing, MSU.
Published on February 21, 2019
Smale, M., V. Theriault, and A. Assima, 2018. Fertilizer Subsidy Effects on the Diet Quality of Farm Women in Mali. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 121. East Lansing, Michigan State University.
Published on October 17, 2018
Thomas Reardon: This video explains how a convergence of factors is provoking tsunami like rapid changes in the agrifood system of Africa. Keynote lecture for the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Economists, October 17, 2018