We explored the empirical relationship between bio-fortification and child nutrition in Uganda. The research expanded the traditional approach used to address child nutrition by including in the model a categorical dependent variable for a household growing bio-fortified crop varieties. We used three waves of panel data from the Feed. The Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, collected from 6 districts in Uganda.
Nutrition and Agriculture Linkages
The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2020 starting October 2019 through March 2020 (Yr10).
The following is the annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2019 starting October 2018 through September 2019 (Yr9).
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 of zero hunger and malnutrition by 2030 will require dietary shifts that include increasing the consumption of nutrient dense foods by populations in low- and middle-income countries. Animal source foods are known to be rich in a number of highly bioavailable nutrients that otherwise are not often consumed in the staple-food based diets of poorer populations throughout the world.
Small-Scale Livestock Production in Nepal Is Directly Associated with Children’s Increased Intakes of Eggs and Dairy, But Not Meat
Abstract: Animal source foods (ASF) provide nutrients essential to child growth and development yet remain infrequently consumed in rural Nepal. Agriculture and nutrition programs aim to increase ASF intake among children through small-scale animal husbandry projects. The relationship between livestock ownership and children’s consumption of ASF, however, is not well established. This study examined associations between livestock ownership and the frequency with which Nepali children consume eggs, dairy, and meat.
Multisectoral community development in Nepal has greater effects on child growth and diet than nutrition education alone
The objective of this study is to compare the impact on child diet and growth of a multisectoral community intervention v. nutrition education and livestock management training alone.
The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2016 starting October 2015 through September 2016 (Yr6).