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Overview of Agriculture-NutritionResearch in low and middle income             countries                 John McDermott   ...
DfID Mapping and gap analysis• Sampled 135 institutions (research,  universities, NGOs, donors)• 151 projects met inclusio...
DfID ag-nutrition research gaps• Assessment of overall agri-food chains• Indirect impacts of agriculture on nutrition  (in...
DfID interesting observations• Research quality – study design, analysis,  metrics• Target groups – 1000 days, urban consu...
CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Initial Research  NUTRITIONAL VALUE CHAINS     • Revise current value chain fra...
Transform Nutrition                   Nutrition moved up development agenda, better resourced and better                su...
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John McDermott (IFPRI) - Overview of Agriculture-Nutrition Research in low and middle income countries

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John McDermott (IFPRI) - Overview of Agriculture-Nutrition Research in low and middle income countries

  1. 1. Overview of Agriculture-NutritionResearch in low and middle income countries John McDermott Director CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for nutrition and health (A4NH)
  2. 2. DfID Mapping and gap analysis• Sampled 135 institutions (research, universities, NGOs, donors)• 151 projects met inclusion criteria – 100 detailed information; 51 general• 133 were part of larger programs (A4NH, USAID N-CRSP, LCIRAH); some were research components in development programs• 5 donors dominate (BMGF, CIDA, USAID, IDRC, DFID)
  3. 3. DfID ag-nutrition research gaps• Assessment of overall agri-food chains• Indirect impacts of agriculture on nutrition (income, economic growth)• Effects of agriculture policy on nutrition• Governance, policy processes and political economy of policies and programs• Research methods• Consumer research• Rural-urban linkages• Cost-effectiveness of programs
  4. 4. DfID interesting observations• Research quality – study design, analysis, metrics• Target groups – 1000 days, urban consumers, rural non-farmers• Missing research partners – Private sector – Leadership from developing country institutions• More research in the pipeline (past gap)
  5. 5. CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Initial Research NUTRITIONAL VALUE CHAINS • Revise current value chain frameworks and assessments to better include nutritional quality (and food safety) • co-develop specific opportunities for enhancing nutritional quality for women, infants and young children in value chains for nutrient rich foods BIO-FORTIFICATION • continue bio-fortified crop development and evaluation • enhance delivery spillovers - new countries and commercial value chains AGRICULTURE-ASSOCIATED DISEASES • management of food safety and zoonotic risks and their mitigation and trade-offs in intensifying production systems and evolving value chains • aflatoxin risks and mitigation (in collaboration, MAIZE, LEGUMES, USDA) INTEGRATED PROGRAMS AND POLICIES • continue to strengthen program evaluation, working with partners, including new cross-sectoral metrics and approaches • cross-sectoral priorities and policies with key partners in SSA and South Asia
  6. 6. Transform Nutrition Nutrition moved up development agenda, better resourced and better supported; scaled up evidence-based direct and indirect actions for nutrition Transformed thinking and action among technical, operational and policy communities in 4 countries Actionable evidence on Knowledge/evidence on “enabling Knowledge/evidence on how toscaling direct interventions, environments” for nutrition (capacity maximize nutrition sensitivity of and ability to use this accountability, and responsiveness) indirect interventions, and ability evidence to use this evidence Catalyze actor networks and champions 1:Scaling up 3 Cultivating 2:Nutrition- direct and sensitivity of interventions sustaining indirect enabling interventions environments Capacity strengthening

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