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.
The following are the annual reports of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2017 starting October 2016 through September 2017 (Yr7).
Women's education level amplifies the effects of a livelihoods-based intervention on household wealth, child diet, and child growth in rural Nepal.
Many organizations seek to alleviate poverty in the developing world, often focusing their interventions on women. The role, status, and education of women are fundamentally important facets of development. Thus, understanding the interaction of women’s educational level and the response to interventions is important. Therefore, we examined the impact of educational level of household adults on responses to a livestock-based community intervention.
Pre-earthquake national patterns of preschool child undernutrition and household food insecurity in Nepal in 2013 and 2014.
Preschool undernutrition remains a burden in Nepal. This paper reports results of surveys in 2013 and 2014, examining patterns of child nutritional status across the country, associations with household food insecurity and antecedent comparative national data for subsequent evaluations of nutritional status following the earthquake in Nepal in 2015.
Despite progress in evidence generation, however, there remain critical gaps in our understanding of the mechanisms through which agriculture and other nutrition-sensitive interventions can lead to improvements in diets and nutritional status at the population level.