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 June 11, 2018
The project led by MSU FSG aims at increasing the capacity and willingness of consumers, especially low-income consumers, to acquire and consume more nutritious foods.
Published on June 8, 2018
Olabisi, Tschirley, Nyange, Awokuse, 2018. The Challenge of Substituting Sunflower Oil for Imported Palm Oil: Evidence from Tanzania. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 99.
Published on April 10, 2018
It's happening, and offers many investment opportunities. A seminar by Jayne & Kray, Ministry of Agriculture, Gvt of Tanzania, April 10, 2018
Published on March 22, 2018
Aquaculture (fish farming) is a fast growing economic sector in SE Asia. Farmed fish is an integral part of the poor diet, and contributes to food security.