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Agriculture and Nutrition

Funded by a supplemental contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), this research program examines the linkages between nutritional outcomes and the production of crops and livestock by farmers in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The program calls for 10 empirically-based studies that examine the relationship between producing crops and livestock and the nutritional outcomes of both adults and children across a range of Sub-Saharan African and South Asian countries.

The individual research papers analyze the different conditions under which own production is likely to be closely linked to farm household nutritional outcomes.

The findings from the set of proposed research activities will be relevant for informing agricultural policies designed to enhance productivity and directly improve the nutritional status of farm households.