Nutrition Featured Stories

  • Paymal, Elisabeth 03/14/2018

    What Is a Value Chain? The Example of Aquaculture

    Aquaculture (fish farming) is a fast growing economic sector in SE Asia. Farmed fish is an integral part of the poor diet, and contributes to food security.

  • Ben Belton 03/08/2018

    Let Them Eat Carp

    Fish farms (aquaculture) are helping to fight hunger. An article by B. Belton (FSP Myanmar team) in The Conversation

  • Oyinkansola Tasie, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, and Elisabeth Paymal 02/16/2018

    Aflatoxins Jeopardize Food Safety and Entrepreneurial Food Processing Opportunities in Nigeria

    Aflatoxins make their way into numerous locally produced and processed maize based food items.

  • David Tschirley 12/03/2017

    A Global Food Security Symposium

    FSP’s downstream and upstream food system transformation team organized symposium: "Changing food systems and nutrition: Do we have the concepts and data to understand, track, and anticipate the links?"

  • David Tschirley 10/03/2017

    Diet transformation in South Eastern Africa

    Diets are transforming in 3 important ways. This means a change in the entire agrifood system. See D. Tschirley's presentation at ILSI.

  • Ben Belton 06/01/2017

    Feeding on Farm Fish

    Aquaculture sector is fast developing in Myanmar and South East Asia. What are the nutritional differences between farm fish and wild fish? It's about micronutrients. An FSP blog on Agrilinks.

  • Ben Belton, Mateusz Filipski and Chaoran Hu 05/15/2017

    Aquaculture in Myanmar: A survey

    Fish farming plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar fish supply. This survey results provide a comprehensive ‘benchmark’ of the characteristics of inland aquaculture and provides policy recommendations.

  • David Tschirley, Julie Howard and Kwame Yeboah 05/12/2017

    More and Better Jobs for Youth in Agrifood System

    VIDEO: By 2050, it is estimated that 864 million people in Africa will live in cities, and 10 million young people will join the labor market every year. What implications? Can the agrifood sector development be the solution?

  • Sheryl L Hendriks, Suresh C Babu and Steven Haggblade 05/01/2017

    Driving Change in Nutrition Policy Requires the Confluence of a Number of Key Elements

    Improving nutrition requires multi-sectoral national policies and programs: The case of iodised salt in Africa.

  • David Tschirley, Professor, International Development, co-Director of MSU’s Food Security Group 01/31/2017

    “Urbanization, Food Systems and the Diet Transformation in Developing Countries”

    David Tschirley was the Keynote Speaker at "Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food Systems" conference, January 23, 2017, La Jolla, CA

  • Steve Haggblade, Professor, International Development, MSU 01/24/2017

    Uneven Implementation of Regional Pesticide Policies in West Africa Region

    First assessment results lead to safety and environmental concerns

  • Flora Nankhuni 01/07/2017

    Malawi National Agriculture Policy

    The National Agriculture Policy (NAP) defines the vision for development of the agricultural sector in Malawi over the next five years.

  • Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton 01/05/2017

    Aquaculture Value Chain in Burma

    In Myanmar, fish is the leading purveyor of animal protein and the lead provider of micronutrients, important especially for child development. Nearly as much is spent on fish (14% of food expenditure) as on rice (19% of food expenditure).

  • David Tschirley, Professor, International Development, co-Director of MSU’s Food Security Group 01/05/2017

    Surprising Facts about Africa’s Rapidly Expanding Middle Class

    With the rapid rise of the middle class to about one-third of Africa’s population, we observe important changes in food consumption. These impact the entire agrifood system.