IMMANA Grant holder and Working Group member, Anna Herforth explores how nutrition has been historically overlooked in food security debates and discusses the importance of understanding food environments.
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Frances Knight talks about Optifood's uses ahead of the Learning Lab session she will be leading at ANH Academy Week
AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND HEALTH (ANH) ACADEMY WEEK
21-24 June, Addis Ababa 2016
This webinar explored women's health and empowerment; critical factors that are frequently overlooked in agriculture and nutrition research. With the focus of interventions and studies so often centered on child and household indicators, IMMANA Grantees Amy Webb and Erin Lentz examined why women's empowerment matters; and reflect on the implications of its omission for women's health outcomes.
IMMANA Fellow, Matilda Laar discusses her pilot study that seeks to determine the feasibility of using the new tools in monitoring the nutritional quality of the school meals and links to local agriculture
Registration for the ANH Academy is now open. See the Registration Page for more up to date details on the event.
In food security, integration of data and knowledge across disciplines is needed to prevent food-related diseases, improve sustainability, traceability, quality, animal welfare, diminish food waste, have a clear picture of the environmental impact, improve communication to different stakeholders and introduce nutritional factors considering the enlarging need to ”feed the planet”.
This seminar (and online webinar) addresses an important question for economic development in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries: if agriculture is to promote nutrition, do we need to take women’s time into account? LCIRAH and IFPRI recently funded a systematic review study aimed at understanding the role of time in agriculture-nutrition pathways.
Our final IFSTAL lecture of the series for this academic year will be held at RVC Camden, with the lecture live streamed from Oxford.
Whilst we'll be addressing serious issues of Future Food Systems with a panel of experts from Oxford, we'll be finishing with some gaming led by one of the panellists, and then locally in London a wine and nibbles reception to socialise and a food systems quiz with prizes for the winning team!
Although food-price subsidies are widely used to improve nutritional status of the poor, their effectiveness in improving nutritional status is still controversial. This paper proposes a new analytical framework to investigate the effectiveness by taking into account asymmetric impacts of introducing and removing the subsidies and by employing a non -income poverty measure (i.e., staple cereal shares).
At this Event in London, Dr Barbara Haesler from LCIRAH, Dr Claire Marris and Prof Tim Lang from the Centre for Food Policy at City University London will tell us about their experiences of being involved in informing and researching interventions to shape the food system. The audience then will have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary groups and critically engage with different food system governance initiatives (i.e. initiatives that seek to change or reform the wider food system in some way, based on case studies).
NEOH - Network for Evaluation of One Health - Workshop and Management Committee meeting, 18-19 January 2016
NEOH is an open network that brings together people from a wide range of disciplines that have an interest in One Health and evaluation. The network is funded by EU COST- European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
While there is a growing literature on the inter-linkages and synergies between agriculture and other sectors, somewhat less is known about how much coherence there is in practice at a policy and institutional level, and whether and how to bring about such synergies. Drawing from research carried out by the Overseas Development Institute for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation on the question of coherence between agriculture and social protection, the presentation will focus on the cases of Zambia and Ghana.