The field research under the AgriDiet project was completed in September 2015. The analysis is ongoing and the research findings will continue to be added to this site.

The AgriDiet site will also continue to provide updates on the latest research findings relating to agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania via ELDIS

Agridiet Resource Centre

The Agridiet Resource Centre highlights a selection of the latest research on Agriculture and Nutrition in Africa from a broad range of research organisations - not just those involved in the Agridiet project. All the documents shown are freely available to download. This service is provided in partnership with IDS Knowledge Services using open data supplied by Eldis.

To suggest a document for inclusion in the Resource Centre please email eldis@ids.ac.uk or use the online document submission form.



  • Accelerating reductions in undernutrition: what can nutrition governance tell us?

    This paper uses a political economy approach to examine questions around the lack of progress toward nutrition goals in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Peru and Zambia. All have medium to strong nutrition governance indicators, but only some are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal and others have made no progress at […]

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  • The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI 2012)

    The 2012 HANCI report finds that low income countries like Malawi and Madagascar and lower middle income Guatemala, are leading the charge against hunger and undernutrition, whilst economic powerhouses such as India and Nigeria are failing some of their most vulnerable citizens. Key findings include: 1. Guatemala claims top spot and Guinea Bissau is worst […]

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  • Innovative approaches to gender and food security: insights, issue 82

    This issue of insights shows how development policy and practice can potentially improve food security while supporting women’s  empowerment. They can focus on women’s critical role as food producers, consumers  and family carers, while transforming gender norms and inequalities within households and communities. There is no one size fits all approach to achieving these outcomes, but it is vital to ensure […]

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  • Agricultural R&D in the developing world: too little, too late?

    Are developing countries are at risk of becoming technological orphans? Research to boost crop productivity has almost always been a good investment- this report warns that developing countries need to stop relying on technological ‘spillovers’ from wealthy countries and instead focus attention on strengthening domestic R&D (research and development) systems.Using a set of comparative country […]

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  • Mainstreaming nutrition for improved development outcomes

    This paper brings together a collection of articles from the symposium ‘mainstreaming nutrition for improved development outcomes’. The Symposium focused on efforts to mainstream nutrition and accelerate progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The debates and issues covered by the papers include:public-private partnerships: how can the risks of engaging the private sector in the […]

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  • Urban challenges to food and nutrition security

    This research centre holds information from IFPRI’s research program Urban Challenges to Food and Nutrition Security. The programme began in 1995 and aims at providing policy makers, program administrators and development practitioners with information to make sound policy and program decisions to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition in urban areas.The program’s research focuses on: Describing […]

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  • Dietary diversity as a food security indicator

    Looks at whether dietary diversity, defined as the number of unique foods consumed over a given period of time, is a good measure of household food access.It draws on data from ten countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, and the Philippines. It uses linear regression techniques to investigate the magnitude of […]

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