Understanding Agriculture to Nutrition Linkages: A Rapidly Moving Agenda
Increasing the impact of agriculture investments on nutrition is a major focus for the international development community. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition led a research-to-practice seminar to share updates on research in Africa and Asia and offer a space for discussing the implications of recent and emerging findings.
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s ongoing research agenda is framed around three over-arching questions, which were unpacked at this seminar through a series of ‘lightning presentations’ and focused dialogue:
1) Can the pathways by which agriculture achieves measurable impacts on nutrition be empirically demonstrated?
2) How do neglected biological mechanisms impact nutrition in ways that can be modified through a nutrition-sensitive agriculture lens?
3) Can we measure and influence the quality of ‘nutrition governance’ at national and sub-national levels to improve impacts?