From “Why?” to “Let’s Work!” on Kitchen Gardens

Author : Beena Ghouri
Published Date : Friday, July 28, 2017
Action Against Hunger is carrying out a study in Pakistan on ‘Peoples’ perspective and feasibility of kitchen gardening in different geographical and environmental contexts’ funded under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia’s second Responsive Window grant.About the studyIn Pakistan, figures indicate that intake of vitamin-rich foods is a challenge for many people. Therefore diets are inadequate in terms of nutrient consumption, which eventually leads...

Could we get adolescent girls to improve the nutrition status?

Author : Md. Abdul Alim & M. Anowar Hossain
Published Date : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
BRAC Afghanistan has been piloting a ‘Collective Vegetable Gardening’ concept planned for adolescent girls under LANSA’s second Responsive Window Grant funds. The study looks at promoting vegetable consumption as a key source of vital micronutrient by introducing the girls to vegetable gardening. This blog details how getting a group of Afghan adolescents to grow vegetables collectively can help improve their consumption of vegetables, and this practice in time can improve the...

Do we really need to make our research findings known?

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh
Published Date : Sunday, July 9, 2017
Many ‘traditional’ researchers would say: “of course not!” But, times are changing and so must our outlook. The ‘Research Uptake – What is it, why bother, and are you good at it?’ lightening learning lab session on July 9 will nudge out the ‘Uptake’ characteristic in you!A lot of money goes into research studies and there are many publications to prove this investment, nevertheless, the question that begs considering is – has our...

Gaining knowledge and insight into nutrition research from ANH

Author : D J Nithya
Published Date : Friday, July 7, 2017
Climatic-environmental conditions have an enormous influence on the agricultural cycle, and the economy of rural households in developing countries depends of this. Populations suffer from seasonal energy stress due to fluctuations in access to food, or increased energy expenditure needed for peak agricultural work. Seasonality stands recognised as a constraint to agricultural production, as well as household food and nutrition security. The latter directly reflects on the nutritional status of...

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