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.



  • Children’s multidimensional health and medium-run cognitive skills

    By recognising the multifaceted nature of health, this paper engages in the lively debate on the effects of health in early childhood on educational outcomes in later life stages, bringing new evidence from four low-and middle-income countries. Using three rounds from the rich panel data of the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Food assistance programming in the context of HIV

    This guide from the FANTA project outlines key steps for integrating food assistance and nutrition into HIV programmes. It identifies key challenges to integrated HIV programming: inadequate understanding of how to address the overlaps between HIV and food security, problems raising resources from multiple funding agencies which may not be available at the same time, […]

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  • The double burden of malnutrition: case studies from six developing countries

    This Food and Agriculture Organization publication assesses the extent of the “double burden” of malnutrition in six developing countries – China, Egypt, India, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa. The “double burden” of malnutrition refers to under- and over- nutrition occurring simultaneously within a population. The paper summarises trends in dietary changes and accompanying changes […]

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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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