CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Assessing the impacts of international agricultural research on nutrition and health in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

This call for proposals by the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA)  is motivated by the need to broaden and deepen the evidence base regarding the potential for agriculture research and development to leverage health and nutrition benefits. The intention is to complement, not to duplicate, on-going work in the A4NH and other CGIAR research programs, and to give priority to areas that until now are relatively “under-evaluated.” This prominently includes activities related to measuring the impact of research-derived interventions that plausibly impact on nutrition and health. Further, to enhance synergies and coherence across individual projects, this impact assessment program has a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This call focuses in on the following two themes:

 Theme 1: Changes in crops, varieties, technologies and farm practices.

Theme 2: Changes in markets, value chains, and consumer demand.

Details could be found here; Nutrition and health call - 31 July 2013

Please email concept notes to: Erwin Bulte, erwin.bulte@wur.nl, no later than 5pm, CET, Friday 20th September 2013.