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 2, 2019
M. Smale, V. Theriault, R. Vroegindewey, 2019. Dietary Patterns in Mali: Implications for Nutrition. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 148. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on June 30, 2019
Kristi Mahrt, David Mather, Anna Herforth, and Derek Headey, 2019. FSP Research Paper 135. East Lansing. Michigan State University
Consumer and Retailer Preferences for Local Dairy Products: Evidence from Stacked Choice Experiments in Urban Mali
Published on June 18, 2019
Ryan Vroegindewey, Robert Richardson, David Ortega, and Veronique Theriault, 2019. FSP Research Paper 134. East Lansing. Michigan State University
Food Security and Nutrition in Malawi: Policy Reform Within The Context of Supra- National Frameworks and Recent Domestic Developments
Published on May 28, 2019
Olivier, Mkandawire, Gouws, van der Schyff, Gildenhuys, 2019. Food Security & Nutrition in Malawi. FSP Research Paper 133. East Lansing. Michigan State University
Introducing Food Safety Labels in Complex Food Supply Chains: Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Nigeria
Published on May 8, 2019
Sanou, Liverpool-Tasie, Vincenzina, Kerr, 2019. Introducing Food Safety Labels in Complex Food Supply Chains: Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Nigeria, FSP Research Brief 93, East Lansing: Michigan State University.