Renowned investigative journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme Sheila Dillon spoke at SOAS University of London this week, delivering the inaugural public lecture for IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning).
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Trade, investment and nutrition: opportunities and challenges for policy coherence
Trade and investment liberalization has had far-reaching implications for food systems and nutrition. This seminar will examine the pathways through which trade impacts on nutrition, and explore opportunities to improve policy coherence in an era in which public health policy space is increasingly constrained by international trade and investment agreements.
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
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.
IMMANA is advertising for an Evaluation Consultant to conduct an ongoing assessment of the programme.
All the hightlights from the first annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week in Addis Ababa, June 2016.
IFSTAL was established last year to improve postgraduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system, and develop skills in systems thinking and for the workplace. IFSTAL recently held its first Food Systems Summer School, from June 3-9th, 2016.
Check out the RVC blog to see more about its successful first offering.
LIDC's Evaluation for Development Programmes short course returns for a third year, taking place in London from 7-11 November 2016. Aimed at anyone looking to gain an in-depth knowledge and comprehensive background of evaluation methods for development programmes, this course will cover a range of topics including: What is evaluation? Why evaluate? and, what questions do you want to answer?
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.