Collecting time use data: Accelerometers or survey methods?

How people spend their time can influence their health, nutrition, and income. However, accurately measuring time use can be very challenging. In this blog, Vidya S.R. Vemireddy, a PhD candidate in applied economics at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition at Cornell University, compares two methods of measuring time use – 24-hour recall surveys >> Read more

Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Time to Innovate!

The first decade of the 21st century was one of widespread inertia toward the burgeoning “double burden,” that is, rising overweight co-existing with relatively stagnant undernutrition rates — even within the nutrition and public health world.

Health, Nutrition, Sustainability: Exploring Opportunities for Future Food Systems

Food systems are transforming faster and faster throughout low and middle-income countries. While progress is being made towards ending hunger, there are challenges in ensuring these transformations provide diets that are healthy and sustainable. As population rates and incomes grow worldwide, increasingly, this progress has come at the expense of the environment and public health. While each >> Read more

Imagination exercises: Using vignettes to explore gender issues related to food security and nutrition

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative that uses qualitative methods to address how gender norms influence adoption of agricultural and natural resource management innovations. In this blog, Giulia Micheletti, Marlène Elias, and Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International describe a nutrition-sensitive version of GENNOVATE, in which a vignette tool was developed and piloted to understand >> Read more