Is migration improving household food security? Evidence from Far West Nepal

Utilizing quantitative and qualitative approaches, Jeeyon Janet Kim, a PhD Candidate from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, investigates the linkages between ­­migration, household food security, and women’s status. In this blog, she shares findings on how male out-migration affects household food security in Far West Nepal.     In >> Read more

How many people will an intervention reach? A how-to guide for indirectly estimating the number of pregnant women in a subpopulation

When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? On several occasions, we have been asked about the number of pregnant farmers in a country or region. This information is not readily available, but we can >> Read more

Researchers highlight gender and equity at the ANH Academy Week

Gender and equity were hot topics of discussion at the 2017 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Scientific Symposium and Academy Week. Over 300 researchers from many disciplines and countries gathered from July 9-13 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to share their research and insights. The conference included an in-depth session on gender and equity, though these themes >> Read more

New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance, especially in low and middle income countries, can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce, and unfortunately, are not always easily detectable. The health effects of aflatoxin >> Read more