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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.
Table 2 Oral and poster presentations at the Agriculture, Nutrition, Health Scientific Symposium
|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|
|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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-018-0793-4