Urbanization is occurring rapidly in many low- and middle-income countries, which may affect households’ livelihoods, diet, and food security and nutritional outcomes.
The main objective of our study was to explore whether agricultural activity amongst a peri-urban population in Nepal was associated with better or worse food household security, household and maternal dietary diversity, and nutritional outcomes for children and women.
Transportation development accompanies economic development, both as a driver of growth and as an outcome of economy-wide investments made possible by growth. Evidence of the effects of roads and road quality on human well-being is limited. This paper studies the association between district-level transportation infrastructure and district-average child nutrition outcomes in Nepal. We combine two rounds of nationally representative data on child growth from the 2006 and 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys with district-level information on roads and road quality.
Livestock Ownership, Animal Source Foods and Human Nutrition in Nepal: Findings from the 2014 PoSHAN Community Survey.
This presentation, given at the First International Buffalo Symposium, uses data collected by the Nutrition Innovation Lab.
This presentation was given in Washington DC at a USAID tri-Innovation lab event: Advancing the Global Food Security Strategy: Insights from three Innovation Labs on food security, gender and nutrition. It centers possibilities emerging from new data, but stresses the need for further research so outcomes are more conclusive.
Doctoral Seminar: Akriti Singh presents the background, methodology, and conclusions of her doctoral research.
Understanding the relationships of nutrition-agriculture research in Nepal: Findings of the Nutrition Innovation Lab.
Presented at the National Seminar on Nutrition, this powerpoint covers new data garnered from the POSHAN Community studies in terms of diet and production diversity.
An Epidemiological Approach to Understand the Relationship between Maternal Exposure to Mycotoxins, Birth Outcomes, and Stunting in Infants: A Birth Cohort Study in Nepal (ongoing).
This presentation was given at the International Conference for Epidemiologic Research, and discusses aflatoxins and human health
Vitamin B-12 status in infancy is positively associated with development and cognitive functioning 5 y later in Nepalese children
Poor vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) status is widespread in South Asia. Insufficient vitamin B-12 status has been linked to poor neurodevelopment in young children.
Seasonality of consumption of non-staple nutritious foods among young children from Nepal’s three agroecological zones
Children’s dietary patterns vary seasonally, particularly in subsistence agriculture settings like Nepal, but the seasonality of nutritious non-staple food consumption is not well explored in the literature.