Building bridges and deconstructing pathways in agriculture, nutrition and health

5th Annual Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium & 2nd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week Kathmandu, 9–13 July, 2017

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This paper has been supported by UK Aid from the UK Government through the Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme, as well as the USAID-funded Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, and their respective partner institutions. All authors declare no conflicts of interest and all authors approved the final manuscript. The authors thank Suneetha Kadiyala and Andrew Thorne-Lyman who reviewed the manuscript draft and provided critical edits. They also thank all Scientific Symposium and Learning Lab speakers, participants and note takers.

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Annex 1

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Table 2 Oral and poster presentations at the Agriculture, Nutrition, Health Scientific Symposium

Oral presentations
Presenter Title Affiliation
Ambikapathi, Ramya Agriculture to Nutrition-ATONU: Market availability modifies home production diversity’s effects on dietary diversity among women in Ethiopia Harvard University, USA
Andrews-Trevino, Johanna Prevalence of aflatoxin exposure, and factors associated with serum aflatoxin levels, among pregnant women in Banke district of Nepal Tufts University, USA
Awoniyi, Samuel Food Self-Sustainability Drive and Malaria Spread in Rural Nigeria: A Need for Policy Coherence? Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Chandyo, Ram K. Engagement in agriculture protects against food insecurity and adverse child nutritional outcomes in a peri-urban population in Nepal Nepal
Chisanga, Brian The Changing Food Expenditure Patterns and Trends in Zambia: Implications on Agricultural Policies Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI)
Chisholm, Nick Seasonal variations in household food security and dietary diversity and associations with maternal and child nutritional status in rural Ethiopia University College Cork, Ireland
Choudhury, Samira What Drives Diversification of National Food Supplies? A Cross-Country Analysis University of Adelaide, Australia
Cuevas, Soledad Improving health and sustainability outcomes in the edible oil sector in India: A qualitative policy analysis London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/LCIRAH
Dahal, Poshan Effect of male out-migration on household food security: Evidence from a mixed methods study in Far West Nepal Tufts University, USA
Forsido, Sirawdink Fikreyesus Mainstreaming participation: Maternal and Child Nutrition Stakeholders in Southwest Ethiopia University of Kassel, Germany
Gabrysch, Sabine Lessons from implementation and process monitoring of the Food and Agricultural Approaches to reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) trial in Bangladesh Heidelberg University, Germany
Gauchan,Devendra Exploring linkages of production diversity with household nutrition and management of crop biodiversity in the rural remote mountains of Nepal Bioversity International, Nepal
Gazdar, Haris The relationship between crop-related agricultural workload and maternal and infant nutritional status in rural Pakistan: the LANSA project. LANSA, Pakistan
Ghosh, Upasona Pathways of child food insecurity amidst climate change A Case Study of Indian Sundarbans Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, India
Grewal, Gogi The Contribution of AFSP Farmers Groups Toward Improved Agricultural Income and Nutrition: Midline results from the DIME Impact Evaluation of AFSP World Bank, Nepal
Harris, Jody Nutrition transition in Zambia: Changing food supply, prices, household consumption, and nutrition outcomes Institute of Development Studies, UK
Harris-Fry, Helen Food security does not lead to equity: a study on intra-household food allocation in rural Nepal. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Headey, Derek The relative price of healthy and unhealthy foods in 176 countries: Implications for food and nutrition policies International Food Policy Research Insititute, Washington DC
Herforth, Anna Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Food prices that reflect nutritious food Columbia University, USA
Islam, Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Farm Diversification and Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh: Empirical Evidence from a Nationally Representative Household Panel Data Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Jones, Andrew D. A methodological cluster-randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso to assess bias in estimates of key agriculture-nutrition associations using household survey data University of Michigan, USA
Joshi, Jayesh Participatory Learning and Action for Nutrition Sensitive Farming System among Tribal families. VAAGDHARA, India
Joy, Edward Realistic and healthy dietary changes to address freshwater constraints in India: a modelling study London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Khatiwada, Purushottam P Home Garden Approach for Enhancing Nutritional Security of Smallholder Farming Families in Nepal Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Nepal
Kramer, Berber Cooking Contests for Healthier Recipes: Impacts on Nutrition Knowledge and Behaviours in Bangladesh International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Lentz, Erin Qualitative findings on the Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index University of Texas at Austin, USA
Manohar, Swetha Seasonality of consumption of non-staple micronutrient-rich foods among young children in three geographically diverse Nepali communities Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Miller, Laurie C. Greater improvements in child growth and diet quality after a holistic community development intervention than after nutrition training alone Tufts University, USA
Mondal, Ankita Can locally available foods fulfil the requirements of major essential nutrients of a typical household in Rohtas, Bihar? A Cost of Diet Assessment National Institute of Nutrition, India
Mulmi, Prajula Household food production is associated with dietary diversity for poorer households and older children: Results from a nationally- representative survey in Nepal Independent, Nepal
Pandey, Vijaylaxmi Responsiveness of rural households to pulse price rise: A qualitative study Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India
Pritchard, Bill Is household production of food for own-consumption purposes a predictor of food security and dietary diversity? Household survey results from rural Myanmar University of Sydney, Australia
Shankar, Bhavani Food Policy and Health Outcomes: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Health-Sensitive Palm Oil Policy in Thailand SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
Shively, Gerald Assessing the rainfall-agriculture and rainfall-health nutrition pathways in Uganda Purdue University, USA
Shrestha, Akina Health and nutritional status of schoolchildren 1 year after complementary school garden, nutrition and WASH interventions: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Nepal University of Basel, Switzerland
Shrestha, Rudra Bahadur Efficiency of small scale vegetable farms: policy implications for rural poverty reduction and nutrition security in Nepal Ministry of Agricultural Development, the Government of Nepal
Suwal, Rojee Household Food Production and Maternal and Child Dietary Diversity in Nepal: Variations in association by season and agro-ecological zone Helen Keller International, Nepal
Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L Nutritional resilience following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Wambugu, Stella Farmers’ health and agriculture in low income economies: investigating farm households and wider health interactions in rural Malawi SOAS, Kenya
Wong, Johanna T Factors influencing consumption of animal-source foods in Timor-Leste School of Veterinary Science, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
Zanello, Giacomo Piloting the use of accelerometry devices to capture energy expenditure in agricultural and rural livelihoods: Protocols and findings from Ghana and India University of Reading, UK
Poster presentations
Presenter Title Affiliation
Aakesson, Ashley Using household-level perceptions of their local food environment to inform nutrition-sensitive agriculture program design in Odisha, India SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) Project/The Manoff Group, USA
Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Kafui Agricultural Trade Policy and Undernutrition Disparities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Harvard University, USA; Regional Institute for Population Studies, Ghana
Ahmed, Faria Enhancing practice of good nutrition behavior through value chain based agricultural intervention; a myth or reality? Care International, Bangladesh
Alders, Robyn Exploring infant and young child feeding practices and the consumption of poultry products in rural Tanzanian villages: A mixed methods approach. University of Sydney
Andrews Trevino, Johanna Y Examining the Relationships Among Maternal Exposure to Aflatoxins, Birth Outcomes and Stunting in Nepalese Infants: Protocol for the AflaCohort Birth Cohort Study Tufts University, USA
David, Darlena What effect did Kerala’s (India) horticultural programme have on access and availability of fruits and vegetables? London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, India/ US
DJ, Nithya Seasonal variation in energy Intake from different foods in two different agro climatic locations in rural India Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Dominguez-Salas, Paula Can food scares shift health and nutrition outcomes in low and middle income countries (LMICs) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Gaihre, Santosh Multisector Intervention to Improve Food Security, Nutrition, Household Environment and Health in Nepal: Stakeholder Perspectives Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Ghosh, Shibani Ugandan women with higher dietary diversity scores are more likely to belong to higher than lower BMI quantiles: Findings from rural north and south west Uganda Tufts University, USA
Grace, Delia Food Safety Metrics relevant to Low and Middle Income Countries International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Gurung, Sabi Anemia in women of reproductive age, household food insecurity, food consumption and household food production practices in southwestern Bangladesh Tufts University
Harding, Kassandra Factors associated with child wasting in South Asia: An in-depth analysis of household survey data in six countries Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
Herrington, Caitlin Biofortification: The Evidence Harvest Plus
Htet, Min Kyaw Food security, dietary diversity, home gardens and agricultural factors are associated with child stunting: results from surveys in three rural sites across Myanmar Independent Researcher, Myanmar
Islam, Monirul (on behalf of Riffat Ara) Improving Maternal Diet Diversity: Leading Towards Improving Maternal Nutrition in Bangladesh Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
Jones, Andrew D. Livestock ownership is associated with increased odds of anemia among preschool-aged children, but not women of reproductive age in Ghana University of Michigan
Kalouni, Shashank Shaker Clinical Nutrition care in HIV infection; an integral in ensuring better health of HIV infected people Nava Kiran Plus, Dhangadhi, Nepal
Kebede, Mebit Assessment of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Competency of Mid-Level Agriculture Graduating Students in Ethiopia Jhpiego, Ethiopia
Kramer, Berber Liquid Milk: Cash Constraints and Day-to-Day Intertemporal Choice in Financial Diaries International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Lamanna, Christine Monitoring women and children’s nutrition via mobile phone surveys: findings from a large scale mode experiment in rural Kenya World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya
Lamicchane, Ashish Reported food restrictions in pregnancy and lactation are associated with ethnicity, education and wealth among pregnant women in Banke district Helen Keller International and Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition-Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ludwig, Till How economic preferences form food and nutrition security Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
Madjdian, Donya Ten2Twenty: Nutritional, social and economic pathways of optimizing adolescent nutrition for better health in low and middle income countries: a systematic literature review Sociology of Consumption and Households, Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands
Madzivhandila, Tshilidzi Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Guidelines and steps on selecting agricultural development projects and nutrition-sensitive interventions. Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN); South Africa
Madzorera, Isabel Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Women’s empowerment is associated with dietary diversity in Ethiopia Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Magar, Sudip Ale Pesticide exposure during pregnancy and the pregnancy outcome in Chitwan district of Nepal Nepal
Miller, Laurie C. A livestock-based community development intervention contributes to more equitable intra-household allocation of foods for children in rural Nepal Department of Pediatrics and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (FSNSP), Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
Mohammed, Husein Adaptation of mental development tool to access child development after a nutrition intervention in rural Ghana School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Canada
Mulmi, Prajula Climatic conditions and child height: Sex-specific vulnerability and the protective effects of sanitation and food markets in Nepal Independent, Nepal
Neupane, Sumanta Agricultural food production and selling and the associated household factors in Nepal: Findings from a national survey Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Nordhagen, Stella If we train them, they will garden?: Factors associated with intervention component uptake in a nutrition-sensitive agriculture intervention Helen Keller International (HKI), Senegal
O’Hara, Corey M. Assessing the value of eating patterns as markers of diet quality in a resource-constrained setting Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, United States
O’Hearn, Meghan Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture (UPAVAN): Development of a participatory, video-based nutrition-sensitive agriculture intervention to improve maternal and child nutrition Digital Green, India
Parasar, Rohit Can Business Led Pro-Nutritional Value Chains Enhance Nutrients Intake? Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Parasar, Rohit Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-level Analysis for India Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Patel, Miti A qualitative assessment of income generation activities among beneficiaries of a homestead food production program in the Far-Western region of Nepal. Helen Keller International, USA
Rampal, Priya Situational analysis of pulse production and consumption in India M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
Rehman, Hafeez ur Deciphering indicators of grain biofortification in rice systems; implications and choice for upscaling Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan
S, Raju Consumption patterns of millets compared to rice and wheat in Karnataka state, India Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sarangi, Biraj Laxmi Improving maternal and child dietary diversity in Bihar, India: changing household practices using Self-help group platform Project Concern International, India
Scott, Samuel P. Effects of iron-biofortified crops on cognitive function: findings from randomized controlled efficacy trials involving pearl millet in Indian adolescents and beans in Rwandan university students Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA/India
Sharma, Nisha Low Prevalence of Breastfeeding Counselling during ANC Visits in the Hospitals of Kathmandu Valley Helen Keller International, Nepal
Shrestha, Robin Measuring nutrition governance in Nepal: A multiyear assessment of institutional and individual collaboration, capability and commitment at sub-national levels in Nepal Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sparling, Thalia Food access and dietary indicators related to depression in women of reproductive age in Sylhet, Bangladesh Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University
Thorne-Lyman, Andrew Animal source food consumption during early childhood is associated with reduced risk of poorer child development outcomes in rural Nepal Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Upadhyaya, Dipak Prasad Is Dietary Diversity Associated with Anemia during Pregnancy in Nepal? Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu
Whitney, Cory Agricultural development interventions on household nutrition in Kenya and Uganda Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

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Yates, J., Manohar, S., Bhandari, S. et al. Building bridges and deconstructing pathways in agriculture, nutrition and health. Food Sec. 10, 689–700 (2018).

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