Category Archives: agriculture

The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fragility and Conflict: The importance of resilient food systems

One of the great dilemmas of our time is how we will secure and provide plentiful, healthy and nutritious food for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable and safe manner while addressing the co-existing double burden of … Continue reading

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My little anthro experiment

For the last two months, we have been traveling in Asia: first Indonesia, Malaysia, then India and Nepal. Funny, I always thought I was more of a nutrition specialist focusing on east Africa, but these days, my effort sits in … Continue reading

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Addressing chronic malnutrition through multi-sectoral, sustainable approaches

My colleague Kris and I just published a paper in Frontiers in Nutrition. The paper examines the chronic undernutrition in children, also known as stunting and what interventions and approaches could be instituted to tackle it. Sadly, there are currently … Continue reading

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Study highlights the potential contribution of agriculture and public health on children’s nutritional status

This is a reposted from original post here. The Importance of Context in Programme Decision Making: An analysis of Public Health and Agriculture Contributions to Nutrition Outcomes Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans, Patrizia Fracassi (07th July 2014) Malnutrition is the single largest … Continue reading

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The Role of Nutrition in Agriculture Extension: New Report

We recently finished a year-long project that examined the integration and linkages of nutrition within extension and advisory services (EAS) and workers in Africa, South Asia, and the Americas. The study was supported by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and … Continue reading

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The Significance of Stunting

It is often said that a picture can tell a thousand words. Sometimes the same can be said for an indicator. Stunting – a measurement of chronic malnutrition – is one such indicator. Whilst stunting might not be a term … Continue reading

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