Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition
Annual Agriculture to Nutrition
Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
The intent of these symposia is to share, understand, and assimilate country‐ relevant evidence about factors that contribute to causal pathways that lead from agriculture to nutrition, in national, regional and local contexts. A national call for abstracts is made to researchers conducting work across these diverse but connected fields to present their work. The event was attended by approximately 140 participants from the scientific, research, program, policy maker and development partner communities. The symposia seek to understand, from data relevant to Nepal, (a) aspects of agricultural production that affect food production quality, quantity and availability in markets across ecological zones and seasons, (b) market dynamics that affect year round and seasonal household access to food, through purchase or home production, (c) household food security and consumption norms that determine dietary intake, and (d) elements of dietary adequacy and hygiene that affect nutritional status, health, development and survival. The symposia tend to focus on women’s empowerment, and maternal/ child nutritional outcomes and health. They are hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, in conjunction, with our partner, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, the Nepali Technical Assistance Group, and the Nepal Agriculture Research Council.
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