Dietary Diversity 101

Why are dietary diversity indicators considered a good choice for measuring effects of agricultural development programs on nutrition? The Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange invites Marie Ruel, Division Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition, at the International Food Policy Research Institute, to explain.   The observant reader will have noticed that we’re talking about dietary diversity (DD) indicators, >> Read more

Three things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

Collecting sex-disaggregated data is one of the most common approaches that researchers use to integrate gender in their agriculture-nutrition-health research. However, researchers new to this method may be unsure about why it’s important and what it entails. We asked two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), Cheryl Doss, >> Read more

Where in the world are the best and worst places to eat?

Around the world, one in eight people go to bed hungry every night despite there being enough food for everyone. Over-consumption, misuse of resources, and waste are common elements of a system that leaves hundreds of millions without enough to eat.

IFPRI Report and Dataset Available: 2011-2012 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey

IFPRI’s recently released 255-page report, “The Status of Food Security in the Feed the Future Zone and Other Regions of Bangladesh: Results from the 2011-2012 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey,” presents statistical findings and describes results and conclusions drawn from the 2011-2012 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS). USAID announced the availability of the report and the >> Read more