SOAS SUMMER SCHOOL: FOOD and NUTRITION in DEVELOPMENT Dates: 24 July-11 August 2017 Location: SOAS, University of London. Deadline for application: 23 MAY 2017
In this IMMANA webinar, Aulo Gelli and Noora Aberman from IFPRI are talking about their funded project in value chains.
The presentation will share details of the ongoing FAARM trial and various add-on projects, including a LANSA project on urine-biochar fertilizer.
A presentation on behalf of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme
IFSTAL's first public symposium will be on the theme of technology. It will bring together academics, students, and professionals from a range of sectors to discuss the role of technology in future food systems.
Venue: Warwick in London, The University of Warwick, The Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. [Directions to the Venue]
We invite you to join us at IFSTAL’s Public Lecture given by renowned investigative journalist Sheila Dillon, of BBC’s The Food Programme. The lecture will be on the relationship between food systems and the media, touching on a wide range of issues from food production, trade and the environment to health, consumption and waste. It will be held in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre at SOAS, University of London, on Monday 5th December from 6pm.
We show how integrating energy expenditure data from wearable accelerometry devices with data on activity and time-use can provide a window into agricultural and rural livelihoods in developing country contexts that has not been previously available for empirical research. We report on the protocols adopted and the preliminary findings from a pilot study in Northern Ghana involving 40 respondents wearing accelerometry devices for a week. The method adopted allows for a robust and precise delineation of gender-differentiated intra-household allocation of labour in rural households.
Mobile phone technologies (MP) have been widely adopted in developing countries. Previous research has shown MP use to enhance market access through information exchange and market price integration. However, the impact of MP use on several smallholder welfare aspects like gender and nutrition has barely been investigated. We use panel data collected from smallholder farm households in Uganda to examine the impact of MP use on gender roles, income earning activities and nutrition.
While animal source foods (ASF) have the potential to improve health and nutrition of children in the first 1000 days, challenges remain in connecting market-led livestock interventions to ASF consumption in producer and rural households. Land O’Lakes International Development, in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the U.S.