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 April 17, 2020
Melinda Smale, Veronique Theriault, Amidou Assima, Yenizie Kone, 2020. Nutritional Implications of Dietary Patterns in Mali, FSP Policy Research Brief 117, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on February 6, 2020
Highlights 69, Oluwatoyin Adebowale, February 2020
Published on February 5, 2020
Highlights 68, Oluwatoyin Adebowale, February 2020
Can maize price stabilization reduce malnutrition and save lives? The case of the Zambia Food Reserve Agency
Published on December 22, 2019
Daye Kwon, Robert J. Myers, and Nicole M. Mason, 2019. Can maize price stabilization reduce malnutrition and save lives? The case of the Zambia Food Reserve Agency, FSP Research Brief 107.
Published on November 25, 2019
Amidou Assima, Giacomo Zanello, and Melinda Smale, 2019. Effects of Fertilizer Subsidies on Women's Diet: Quality by Food Supply Source in Mali. FSP Research Paper 152. East Lansing: Michigan State University.