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 May 7, 2019
Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, 2019. Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Tomatoes, FSP Research Brief 92, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on May 4, 2019
Balaraba Abubakar Sule, 2019. Curbing Post Harvest Losses: The Plight of Onion Farmers in Nigeria, FSP Research Brief 89, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on April 25, 2019
Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, 2019. The Nexus between Malnutrition and Agricultural Subsector Outputs in Nigeria, FSP Research Brief 85, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on March 28, 2019
Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, Michael Olabisi, 2019. Nutrition and growing your own food: Dietary Diversity Evidence from North Central Nigeria, FSP Policy Research Brief 82. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
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.