Using qualitative methods to study value chains for nutrition in rural India

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we speak to Sarah Kehoe (Senior Research Fellow at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK) about her study on value chains for nutrition in rural India. The study was funded by the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research consortium of which A4NH >> Read more

Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> Read more

Don’t risk your health for nutrition!: Why gender matters for food safety

Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the developing world are also the riskiest in terms of food safety. Numerous health risks exist along the value chain for livestock and fish products, from production to consumption. In this post, Sophie Theis (Research Analyst, Poverty, Health, Nutrition Division, International Food Policy >> Read more