Food Security

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 747–750 | Cite as

Agricultural policy for improved nutrition in Africa and Asia: evidence to guide the US Government’s investments in food security

  • William A. Masters
  • Brooke Colaiezzi
  • Katherine Dennison
  • Jeff Hill
  • Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
  • Ahmed Kablan
  • Melanie Thurber
  • Lorraine J. Weatherspoon
  • James Oehmke
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Masters
    • 1
  • Brooke Colaiezzi
    • 1
  • Katherine Dennison
    • 2
  • Jeff Hill
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
    • 3
  • Ahmed Kablan
    • 2
  • Melanie Thurber
    • 4
  • Lorraine J. Weatherspoon
    • 5
  • James Oehmke
    • 2
  1. 1.Friedman School of Nutrition Science and PolicyTufts UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Bureau for Food SecurityUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Bureau for Global HealthUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)WashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Office of Food For PeaceUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)WashingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Food Science and Human NutritionMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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