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.
This paper examines the potentials of the ENA approach, which attempts to expand the coverage of six proven nutrition interventions by building on countries’ existing nutrition work and, using delivery channels within and outside formal health structures, linking nutrition with health services and community based organisations.The six interventions of ENA are: exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for […]
This edition of the Biotechnology and Development Monitor surveys the perceptions and expectations that have developed in the public domain on agricultural gene technology in recent years. Authors from different parts of the world analyse the factors that have influenced public perceptions and expectations of biotechnology as applied to agriculture in their own countries over […]
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 […]
This paper questions whether, on the basis of a few favourable studies and a few years’ experience, Bt cotton (cotton genetically engineered to express the insecticidal toxin Bacillus Thuringiensis) can be relied upon to produce benefits for poor farmers.The paper identifies a number of implications:the positive results shown by Bt cotton in the first few […]
This paper explores the challenges entailed in applying the principles and methods of public participation to national and international policy processes. It draws on evidence from the field of biotechnology policy and biosafety regulation in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States […]
An estimated 58 per cent of pregnant women in developing countries are anaemic. Health ministries in most poor countries aim to provide iron supplements for pregnant women. So why is maternal anaemia still rife? Studies by the MotherCare Project and partners in eight countries suggest that supply and distribution problems are currently to blame.
This report compiles presentations and reports from a Crop Post Harvest Programme (CPHP) workshop on food safety post harvest. The first section offers presentations on food safety issues and street food issues in Ghana, India and Zimbabwe. The main issues emerging from the discussions were:Policy: Lack of clear government policies to promote food safety was […]
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 […]
Based on documentation produced for a “Workshop on Gender and Participation in Agricultural Planning: Harvesting Best Practices”, held in Rome on 8 -12 December, 1997. The workshop was organized by the FAO Women in Development Service to evaluate experiences in gender sensitive participatory rural appraisal, in assuring women a voice in cultures where men dominate […]