Mehroosh Tak of LANSA and LCIRAH discusses the research she will present at the ANH Academy Week
News and events
This month's article: Mergesa, B. et al (2014), 'The role of livestock diversification in ensuring household food security under a changing climate in Borana, Ethiopia', Food Security, Vol 6, Issue 1.
Animal-source foods (ASF) are some of the best sources of high-quality protein and micronutrients needed for healthy physical and cognitive development, especially among children. Livestock contributions to health and nutrition are complex, and are mediated through multiple pathways.
IMMANA Fellow Miehgan Bruce looks back on both the challenges and excitement of working at the nexus of agriculture and nutrition
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.
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).