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How Evaluation Builds Stronger Households in Rural Bangladesh Recently, the World Bank reported that agricultural growth and development have contributed to reducing poverty in Bangladesh from 48.9 percent in 2000 to 31.5 percent in 2010. However, high levels of malnutrition remain prevalent in children and women in rural Bangladesh despite considerable reductions in poverty. Many[…]

One Voice

Harmonizing Nutrition Messages for Zambian Households Naomi has three children under five. Now 20 years old, Naomi started her family while other girls her age were starting secondary school. While living with her children and their father in rural Zambia, Naomi participates in several nutrition, agriculture, and women’s empowerment projects that target young families like[…]

How do men and women farmers treat nutrition in Honduras?

A group consisting of six INGENAES members began the process of strengthening the integration of nutrition education into extension services of PILARH OPDF and MANSURCOPAN Mancomunidades in the Dry Corridor. Dr. Juan Andrade leads the research and strengthening activity, with graduate students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and University of Florida (UF) –[…]

Gender and Nutrition Workshop with AFAAS in Addis Adaba

Kathleen Colverson (INGENAES, University of Florida) lead a workshop on gender and nutrition integration in agricultural extension systems at the annual African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 40 extension practitioners, agents, and government agency representatives participated in the one day workshop, with equal numbers of males and females learning the[…]

Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture resource page

Check out this new resource page on Agrilinks: “Improved agriculture productivity and purchasing power, while certainly associated with improved nutrition, may not be enough by themselves to improve nutrition outcomes. Simply put, improved access and availability of foods do not automatically translate into improved dietary intake. More attention needs to be given to designing activities[…]

The INGENAES Nutrition Glossary

Full Nutrition Glossary This glossary contains concepts and terms commonly used by health and nutrition practitioners, but they may not be familiar to agricultural experts. The glossary is a living reference document for the INGENAES consortium members to facilitate cross-sectoral work on agriculture, nutrition and gender; terms can be added as the need develops. The[…]