The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2016 starting October 2015 through September 2016 (Yr6).
The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2017 starting October 2016 through September 2017 (Yr7).
The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2018 starting October 2017 through September 2018 (Yr8).
Relatively Low Maternal Aflatoxin Exposure Is Associated with Small-for-Gestational-Age but Not with Other Birth Outcomes in a Prospective Birth Cohort Study of Nepalese Infants
This study used maternal and newborn data from the AflaCohort Study, an ongoing birth cohort study in Banke, Nepal (n = 1621). Data on aflatoxin B1(AFB1)-lysine adducts in maternal serum were collected once during pregnancy (at mean ± SD: 136 ± 43 d of gestation). Maternal serum AFB1-lysine adduct concentration was measured via HPLC.
In Nepal, international migration is a highly gendered phenomenon. Compared to global figures, where women make up about half of the world’s migrant population, 90% of Nepalese migrants are men. Many of these men migrate alone to earn wages abroad while their families stay behind. This level of male out-migration in Nepal occurs in a context characterized by widespread food insecurity. This paper examines the effects of male out-migration on household food security, especially on the women who stay behind, in the mountains of Far West Nepal.
The following are the annual reports of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2018 starting October 2017 through September 2018 (Yr8).
Annual linear growth velocities of preschool children by age and sex in the Terai of Nepal: A three-year cohort study
Urbanization is occurring rapidly in many low- and middle-income countries, which may affect households’ livelihoods, diet, and food security and nutritional outcomes.
The main objective of our study was to explore whether agricultural activity amongst a peri-urban population in Nepal was associated with better or worse food household security, household and maternal dietary diversity, and nutritional outcomes for children and women.
Transportation development accompanies economic development, both as a driver of growth and as an outcome of economy-wide investments made possible by growth. Evidence of the effects of roads and road quality on human well-being is limited. This paper studies the association between district-level transportation infrastructure and district-average child nutrition outcomes in Nepal. We combine two rounds of nationally representative data on child growth from the 2006 and 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys with district-level information on roads and road quality.
Livestock Ownership, Animal Source Foods and Human Nutrition in Nepal: Findings from the 2014 PoSHAN Community Survey.
This presentation, given at the First International Buffalo Symposium, uses data collected by the Nutrition Innovation Lab.