Research Outputs

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Publication

Project

Topics

2021

How different hermetic bag brands and maize varieties affect grain damage and loss during smallholder farmer storage

 

Ngwenyama, Mvumi, Stathers, Nyanga & Siziba (2022). Crop Protection, 153.

NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology, IMMANA Grant

Agriculture

 

Crop Science

 

Subsistence farming

Fruit and vegetable intake and mental health among family caregivers of people with dementia in Uganda 

 

Ainamani, Bamwerinde, Rukundo, Tumwesigire, Mfitumukiza, Bikaitwoha & Tsai (2021). Mental Health and Prevention, 24.

Mental health benefits of gardening and diet among caregivers of people with dementia in rural southwestern Uganda, IMMANA Fellow

Mental health

 

Nutrition

 

Public health

 

Gardening

The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: comparison scores from 27 sites in 22 countries

 

Stoler, Miller, Adams, Ahmed, Alexander, Asiki & Young (2021). Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.

 

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Public health

Global Mental Health and Nutrition: Moving Toward a Convergent Research Agenda

 

Sparling, Cheng, Deeney, Santoso, Pfeiffer, Emerson & Kadiyala. Frontiers in Public Health, 1483.

Mental Health Working Group

Mental health

 

Nutrition

 

Public health

 

Food security

Effects of dietary and health factors on nutritional status of children in pastoral settings in Borana, southern Ethiopia, August–October 2015

 

Megersa, Haile & Kitron (2021). Archives of Public Health79(1), 1-11.

Bekele Mergesa, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Rural livelihoods

Empowerment and nutrition in Niger: insights from the Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition grid

 

Lentz, Bageant & Narayanan (2021). Food Security, 1-18.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Public health

Economic evaluation of an early childhood development center–based agriculture and nutrition intervention in Malawi

 

Gelli, Kemp, Margolies, Twalibu, Katundu & Levin (2021). Food Security, 1-14.

Economic Evaluation Working Group

Economics

 

Agriculture

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Rural Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition: A Framework Linking Food, Health and Institutions

 

Narayanan, Lentz, Fontana & Kulkarni (2021). The Journal of Development Studies, 1-18.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Public health

 

Intervention design and implementation

Water Insecurity is Associated with Lack of Viral Suppression and Greater Odds of AIDS-Defining Illnesses Among Adults with HIV in Western Kenya

 

Nagata, Miller, Cohen, Frongillo, Weke, Burger & Young (2021). AIDS and Behavior, 1-7.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Public health

 

Epidemiology

Critical Systematic Review of Zoonoses and Transboundary Animal Diseases’ Prioritization in Africa

 

Mpouam, Mingoas, Mouiche, Kameni Feussom & Saegerman. Pathogens. 2021; 10(8):976. 

Serge Mpouam, IMMANA Fellow

Zoonoses

 

Animal diseases

 

Livestock

Participation in gardening activity and its association with improved mental health among family caregivers of people with dementia in rural Uganda

 

Ainamani, Bamwerinde, Rukundo, Tumwesigire, Kalibwani, Bikaitwaho & Tsai (2021). Preventive Medicine Reports, 101412.


Herbert Ainamani, IMMANA Fellow

Mental health

 

Gardening

 

Rural livelihoods

When Communities Pull Their Weight: The Economic Costs of an Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Home-Grown Preschool Meal Intervention in Malawi

 

Margolies, Gelli, Daryanani, Twalibu & Levin (2021). Food and Nutrition Bulletin42(1), 3-22.

Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Nutrition

 

Maternal and child health

 

Intervention design and implementation

Household Water and Food Insecurity Are Positively Associated with Poor Mental and Physical Health among Adults Living with HIV in Western Kenya

 

Miller, Frongillo, Weke, Burger, Wekesa, Sheira, Mocello, Bukusi, Otieno, Cohen, Weiser & Young (2021). The Journal of Nutrition.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Public health

 

Intervention design and implementation

A systematic scoping review of environmental, food security and health impacts of food system plastics

 

Yates, Deeney, Rolker, White, Kalamatianou, & Kadiyala (2021). Nature Food13.

IMMANA original research

Food security


Ecology, sustainability and environment

 

Public health

Selenium speciation and bioaccessibility in Se-fertilised crops of dietary importance in Malawi

 

Muleya, Young, Reina, Ligowe, Broadley, Joy & Bailey  (2021). Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 103841.

Molly Muleya, IMMANA Fellow

Crop science

 

Nutrition

2020    

Understanding Pathways Between Agriculture, Food Systems, and Nutrition: An Evidence and Gap Map of Research Tools, Metrics, and Methods in the Last 10 Years

 

Sparling, White, Boakye, John & Kadiyala (2020). Advances in Nutrition, nmaa158.

Evidence and Gap Map, IMMANA original research

Monitoring and evaluation

 

ALL

Intrinsic and instrumental agency associated with nutritional status of East African women

 

Jones, Haardörfer, Ramakrishnan, Yount, Miedema, Roach & Girard (2020). Social Science & Medicine247, 112803.

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

A Community-Based Early Childhood Development Center Platform Promoting Diversified Diets and Food Production Increases the Mean Probability of Adequacy of Intake of Preschoolers in Malawi: A Cluster Randomized Trial

 

Gelli, Nguyen, Santacroce, Twalibu, Margolies & Katundu (2020). The Journal of Nutrition150(2), 350-355.

Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Validation of a life-logging wearable camera method and the 24-h diet recall method for assessing maternal and child dietary diversity

 

Bulungu, Palla, Priebe, Forsythe, Katic, Varley & Ferguson (2020). British Journal of Nutrition, 1-11.

Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to understand the relationships between labour-saving agricultural innovations, women’s time use and maternal and child nutrition outcomes, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Measuring the nutritional cost of insect infestation of stored maize and cowpea

 

Stathers, Arnold, Rumney & Hopson (2020). Food Security, 1-24.

NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology, IMMANA Grant

Crop science

 

Nutrition

Cash water expenditures are associated with household water insecurity, food insecurity, and perceived stress in study sites across 20 low-and middle-income countries

 

Stoler, Pearson, Staddon, Wutich, Mack, Brewis & Balogun (2020). Science of the Total Environment716, 135881.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Economics

 

Intervention design and implementation

 

Mental health

Gender, time-use, and energy expenditures in rural communities in India and Nepal

 

Picchioni, Zanello, Srinivasan, Wyatt & Webb (2020). World Development136, 105137.

New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Subsistence agriculture

Food environment research in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review

 

Turner, Kalamatianou, Drewnowski, Kulkarni, Kinra & Kadiyala (2020). Advances in Nutrition11(2), 387-397.

Food Environments Working Group

Food security

 

Nutrition

Development and Evaluation of a Novel Diet Quality Screener for Global Use

 

Gicevic, Mou, Bromage, Fung, & Walter (2020). Current Developments in Nutrition4(Supplement_2), 1168-1168.

Selma Gicevic, IMMANA Fellow

Nutrition

 

Non-communicable diseases

Dietary diversity scores, nutrient intakes and biomarkers vitamin B12, folate and Hb in rural youth from the Pune Maternal Nutrition Study

 

Ganpule-Rao, Bhat, Yajnik, & Rush (2020). British Journal of Nutrition, 1-8.

Anjali Ganpule-Rao, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

Food Access and Nutritional Status of Rural Adolescents in India: Pune Maternal Nutrition Study

 

Ganpule-Rao, Roy, Karandikar, Yajnik & Rush (2020). American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Anjali Ganpule-Rao, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Food security

(Un) Cultivating the Disease of Maize: Pellagra, Policy and Nutrition Practice in Lesotho, c. 1933–1963

 

Conz (2020). Journal of Southern African Studies, 1-18.

Christopher Conz, IMMANA Fellow

Nutrition

 

Policymaking

The association between crop and income diversity and farmer intra-household dietary diversity in India

 

Singh, Jones, DeFries & Jain (2020). Food Security, 1-22.

Sukhwinder Singh, IMMANA Fellow

Subsistence agriculture

 

Nutrition

Regional differences in agricultural and socioeconomic factors associated with farmer household dietary diversity in India

 

Singh, Jones & Jain (2020). Plos one15(4), e0231107.

Sukhwinder Singh, IMMANA Fellow

Subsistence agriculture

 

Nutrition

 

Economics

Dietary Intake of Infant and Young Children and Assessment of Dietary Adequacy Indicators in a Pastoral Setting, Southern Ethiopia

 

Megersa (2020). Nutrition and Dietary Supplements12, 1.

Bekele Megersa, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Intervention design and implementation

Energy and Nutrient Intake and Associated Factors Among Pastoral Children in Southern Ethiopia

 

Megersa, Haile & Kitron (2020). Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 0379572120953042.

Bekele Megersa, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

2019

PROTOCOL: Evidence and gap map protocol: Understanding pathways between agriculture and nutrition: An evidence and gap map of tools, metrics and methods developed and applied in the last 10 years

 

Sparling, White, & Kadiyala (2019). Campbell Systematic Reviews15(3).

Evidence and Gap Map, IMMANA original research

Monitoring and evaluation

ALL

 

Linking agroecosystems producing farmed seafood with food security and health status to better address the nutritional challenges in Bangladesh

 

de Roos, Roos, Mamun, Ahmed, Sneddon, Murray & Little (2019). Public health nutrition22(16), 2941-2949.

Aquatic Food for Health and Nutrition (AQN): A metric for assessing the impacts on nutrition and health of agroecosystems producing farmed seafood, IMMANA Grant

Aquaculture and fisheries

 

Nutrition

 

Agroecology

Dietary Diversity Measures Derived from Food Frequency Methods Are Weak Proxies for Anthropometric Indicators of Child Nutrition in East Africa

 

Gosdin, Ramakrishnan & Girard (2019). Current developments in nutrition3(Supplement_1), (P11-111-19).

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

Women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania

 

Galiè, Teufel, Girard, Baltenweck, Dominguez-Salas, Price & Smith (2019). Global Food Security23, 125-134.

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Maternal and child health

 

Food security

 

Subsistence agriculture

Strengths and limitations of computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI) for nutrition data collection in rural Kenya

 

Lamanna, Hachhethu, Chesterman, Singhal, Mwongela, Ng’endo & Rosenstock (2019). PloS one14(1), e0210050.

Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant

Nutrition

 

Maternal and child health

Designing interventions in local value chains for improved health and nutrition: Insights from Malawi

 

Donovan & Gelli (2019). World Development Perspectives16, 100149.

Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Intervention design and implementation

 

Nutrition

 

Economics

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Public health

Developing the women's empowerment in nutrition index in two states of India

 

Narayanan, Lentz, Fontana, De & Kulkarni (2019). Food Policy89, 101780.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Last and least: Findings on intrahousehold undernutrition from participatory research in South Asia

 

Lentz, Narayanan & De (2019). Social Science & Medicine232, 316-323.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Food security

Rural Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition: A Proposal for Diagnostics Linking Food, Health and Institutions

 

Narayanan, Fontana, Lentz & Kulkarni (2017). Health and Institutions (September 30, 2017).

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Women’s nutritional empowerment and their well-being Identifying key drivers in India and Bangladesh

 

Narayanan, Rathore & Sharma (2019). Available at SSRN 3332959.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Policy making

The cost of a nutritious diet in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

 

Dizon, Herforth, & Wang, (2019). Global Food Security21, 38-51.

Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant

Nutrition

 

Economics

 

Policy making

The Cost of Recommended Diets: Development and Application a Food Price Index Based on Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

 

Herforth, Masters, Bai & Sarpong (2019). Current developments in nutrition3(Supplement_1), (P10-033-19).

Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant

Nutrition

 

Economics

 

Policy making

Determinants of postharvest losses along smallholder producers maize and Sweetpotato value chains: an ordered Probit analysis

 

Shee, Mayanja, Simba, Stathers, Bechoff, & Bennett (2019). Food Security11(5), 1101-1120.

NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology, IMMANA Grant

Subsistence agriculture

 

Nutrition

 

Economics

 

Gender, empowerment and equity

The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low-income and middle-income countries

 

Young, Boateng, Jamaluddine, Miller, Frongillo, Neilands & Stoler (2019). BMJ global health4(5), e001750.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Policymaking

Data Collection in Cross-cultural Ethnographic Research

Wutich & Brewis (2019). Field Methods31(2), 181-189.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Data science

 

Water security

Household water sharing: a missing link in international health

 

Stoler, Brewis, Harris, Wutich, Pearson, Rosinger & Young (2019). International health11(3), 163-165.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Policymaking

 

Communicable diseases

 

Fragile contexts

 

Public health

“If there is no water, we cannot feed our children”: The far‐reaching consequences of water insecurity on infant feeding practices and infant health across 16 low‐and middle‐income countries

 

Schuster, Butler, Wutich, Miller, Young, Household Water Insecurity Experiences‐Research Coordination Network (HWISE‐RCN) & Brewis (2020). American Journal of Human Biology32(1), e23357.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Water security

Water sharing, reciprocity, and need: A comparative study of interhousehold water transfers in sub‐Saharan Africa

 

Brewis, Rosinger, Wutich, Adams, Cronk, Pearson & Household Water Insecurity Experiences‐Research Coordination Network (HWISE‐RCN) (2019). Economic Anthropology6(2), 208-221.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Fragile contexts

 

Economics

Household water insecurity is strongly associated with food insecurity: Evidence from 27 sites in low‐and middle‐income countries

Brewis, Workman, Wutich, Jepson, Young, Household Water Insecurity Experiences–Research Coordination Network (HWISE‐RCN) & Boivin (2020). American Journal of Human Biology32(1), e23309.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Intervention design and implementation

Evaluating pictorial charts as a means of collecting participant-recorded data on household dietary diversity in low-literacy communities in Tanzania

 

de Bruyn, Msuya & Ferguson (2019). British Journal of Nutrition122(12), 1432-1440.

Julia de Bruyn, IMMANA Fellow

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

Origins and Pathways of Agricultural Demonstration in Lesotho, Southern Africa, 1924–1960s

 

Conz (2019). Agricultural History93(2), 233-263.

Christopher Conz, IMMANA Fellow

Subsistence agriculture

 

Political economy

Low breastmilk vitamin A concentration is prevalent in rural Ethiopia

 

Abebe, Haki, Schweigert, Henkel & Baye (2019). European Journal of Clinical Nutrition73(8), 1110-1116.

Zeweter Abebe, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Intervention design and implementation

Dietary diversity cutoff values predicting anemia varied between mid and term of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

 

Zerfu, Baye & Faber (2019). Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition38(1), 44.

Taddese Zerfu, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

Adaptation of a mental development assessment tool for the evaluation of the long‐term effect of a successful nutrition intervention in Ghana

 

Mohammed & Aboud (2019). Maternal & child nutrition15(4), e12829.

Mohammed Husein, IMMANA Fellow 

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Mental health

 

Food security

 

Agricultural trade policies and child nutrition in low-and middle-income countries: a cross-national analysis

 

Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Vollmer, Avendano & Harttgen (2019). Globalization and health15(1), 21.

Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo, IMMANA Fellow

Political economy

 

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

2018

The women’s empowerment in livestock index

 

Galiè, Teufel, Korir, Baltenweck, Girard, Dominguez-Salas & Yount (2019). Social Indicators Research142(2), 799-825.

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

Women’s empowerment in East Africa: Development of a cross-country comparable measure

 

Miedema, Haardörfer, Girard & Yount (2018). World Development110, 453-464.

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Policy making

Women's empowerment is associated with maternal and child diet diversity but not household food security in pastoral communities in Tanzania

 

Girard Baltenweck, Dominguez‐Salas, Galie, Harris, Jones & Yount (2017). The FASEB Journal31, 455-5.

Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Food security

 

Subsistence agriculture

Probabilistic decision tools for determining impacts of agricultural development policy on household nutrition

 

Whitney, Lanzanova, Muchiri, Shepherd, Rosenstock, Krawinkel & Luedeling (2018). Earth's Future6(3), 359-372.

Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant

Policy making

 

Food security

 

Nutrition

Ethnobotany and agrobiodiversity: Valuation of plants in the homegardens of southwestern Uganda

 

Whitney, Bahati, & Gebauer (2018). Ethnobiology Letters. 9 (2): 90-100.

Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant

Agroecology

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Ecology, sustainability and environment

 

Food security

Using a community-based early childhood development center as a platform to promote production and consumption diversity increases children's dietary intake and reduces stunting in Malawi: a cluster-randomized trial

 

Gelli, Margolies, Santacroce, Roschnik, Twalibu, Katundu & Ruel (2018). The Journal of nutrition148(10), 1587-1597.

Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

 

Monitoring and evaluation

 

Intervention design and implementation

Complicating narratives of women’s food and nutrition insecurity: Domestic violence in rural Bangladesh

 

Lentz (2018). World Development104, 271-280.

The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Food security

 

Nutrition

Measuring the affordability of nutritious diets in Africa: price indexes for diet diversity and the cost of nutrient adequacy

 

Masters, Bai, Herforth, Sarpong, Mishili, Kinabo & Coates (2018). American journal of agricultural economics100(5), 1285-1301.

Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant

Nutrition

 

Economics

 

Intervention design and implementation

 

Policymaking

The influence of crop production and socioeconomic factors on seasonal household dietary diversity in Burkina Faso

 

Somé & Jones (2018). PloS one13(5), e0195685.

Developing an innovative approach to measuring the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and testing critical linkages from farmer livelihoods to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Food security

 

Nutrition

 

Subsistence agriculture

A novel household water insecurity scale: Procedures and psychometric analysis among postpartum women in western Kenya

 

Boateng, Collins, Mbullo, Wekesa, Onono, Neilands & Young (2018). PloS one13(6), e0198591.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Maternal and child health

 

Intervention design and implementation

Development and validation protocol for an instrument to measure household water insecurity across cultures and ecologies: The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale

 

Young, Collins, Boateng, Neilands, Jamaluddine, Miller & Schuster (2019). BMJ open9(1), e023558.

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant

Water security

 

Food security

 

Intervention design and implementation

Consumption of dairy, fruits and dark green leafy vegetables is associated with lower risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO): a prospective cohort study in rural Ethiopia

 

Zerfu, Pinto & Baye (2018). Nutrition & diabetes8(1), 1-7.

Taddese Zerfu, IMMANA Fellow

Maternal and child health

 

Nutrition

Farm diversification and food and nutrition security in Bangladesh: empirical evidence from nationally representative household panel data

 

Islam, von Braun, Thorne-Lyman & Ahmed (2018). Food Security10(3), 701-720.

Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam, IMMANA Fellow

Subsistence agriculture

 

Nutrition

 

Gender, empowerment and equity

 

Economics

2017

Homegardens and the future of food and nutrition security in southwest Uganda

 

Whitney, Tabuti, Hensel, Yeh, Gebauer & Luedeling (2017). Agricultural Systems154, 133-144.

Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant

Food security

 

Policymaking

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Commercial farming

When less is more: Innovations for tracking progress toward global targets

 

Rosenstock, Lamanna, Chesterman, Hammond, Kadiyala, Luedeling & van Wijk (2017). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability26, 54-61.

Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant

Ecology, sustainability and environment

 

Food security

 

Monitoring and evaluation

 

Policymaking

Lean-season food transfers affect children's diets and household food security: evidence from a quasi-experiment in Malawi

 

Gelli, Aberman, Margolies, Santacroce, Baulch & Chirwa (2017). The Journal of Nutrition147(5), 869-878.

Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Maternal and child health

 

Monitoring and evaluation

 

Nutrition

 

Food security

Piloting the use of accelerometry devices to capture energy expenditure in agricultural and rural livelihoods: Protocols and findings from northern Ghana

 

Zanello, Srinivasan & Nkegbe (2017). Development Engineering2, 114-131.

New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure, IMMANA Grant

Subsistence agriculture

 

Nutrition

 

Intervention design and implementation

 

Policy making

2016

Decision-focused agricultural research

 

Luedeling & Shepherd (2016). Solutions7(5), 46-54.

Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant

Agroecology

 

Ecology, sustainability and environment

 

Subsistence farming

 

Policy making

Using a One Health approach to assess the impact of parasitic disease in livestock: how does it add value?

 

Rushton & Bruce (2017). Parasitology144(1), 15-25.

Mieghan Bruce, IMMANA Fellow

One Health

 

Commercial farming

 

Subsistence agriculture

 

Working and technical papers
Title Year Project
Cost and affordability of healthy diets across and within countries. Background paper for the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 2020 Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant
A simplified measure of nutritional empowerment Using machine learning to abbreviate the Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI) 2020 The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant

Seeding Change? Improving and Understanding Household Food Security in a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Program in Malawi: a Mixed-Methods Study

2019 Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Adding a nutrition behavior change communication component to an early childhood development intervention in Malawi: A cluster randomized trial

2019 Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

The ENRICH Bot, a smartphone application measuring fruit and vegetable intake and food choice motives: Development and validation for the case of urban Kenyan consumers

2019

ENRICH - Enriching vegetable consumption by using reliable, cheap and fast consumer-generated data: a proof of principle study for real-time and in-situ method and metrics to assess vegetables intake by targeted consumers in Nairobi, Kenya, IMMANA Grant

Food safety metrics relevant to low and middle income countries 2018 Food Safety Working Group
Fill the Nutrient Gap: Nutrition situation analysis framework and decision tool. Findings for IANDA / Cost of Diet in Ghana 2017 Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant
Food Environment Working Group Technical Brief: Concepts and methods for food environment research in low and middle income countries 2017 Food Environment Working Group
Sustainable Diets Working Group Case Study Report: “Diet Dimensions”: a case study on a sustainable diets policy game 2017 Sustainable Diets Working Group

 

Methods guides

Title

Year

Project

Nutrition-sensitive value chains from a smallholder perspective: A framework for project design 2020 Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Using Accelerometers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Field Manual for Practitioners

2019 New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure, IMMANA Grant
Household Water Insecurity Experiences Scale (HWISE) User Manual 2019 A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development, IMMANA Grant
The NUTRI-P-LOSS (Nutritional Postharvest Loss) methodology: a guide for researchers and practitioners 2019 NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology, IMMANA Grant
Partnerships for Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture (P4S-CSA) 2019 Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant

WENI Background information

WENI Household Questionnaire

WENI Individual Questionnaire

WENI Individual Questionnaire: Fertility 

WENI Community Village Questionnaire

2019 The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition, IMMANA Grant
Decision analysis methods guide: Agricultural policy for nutrition 2018 Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant
Indicators and Tools for the Cost of Nutritious Diets 2018 Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant

Briefing notes

Title

Year

Project

Community-based complementary foods (CFs) safety assurance method improves the nutritional status among children under-five

2021 Abebe Ayelign, IMMANA Fellow
Local prioritization of zoonoses and livestock diseases in Cameroon 2021 Serge Mpouam, IMMANA Fellow

Mental health benefits of participating in gardening, consumption of fruits and vegetables among family caregivers of people with dementia in rural Southwestern Uganda

2021 Herbert Ainamani, IMMANA Fellow
Accelerometry: a practical tool for understanding the role of energy in agriculture-nutrition linkages 2020 New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure, IMMANA Grant
Agri-food; a diet modelling software to examine trade-offs and support decision-making in nutrition sensitive agriculture programmes 2020

Agri-food - Development and validation of a rapid assessment tool to identify nutrient gaps in local food systems and help design nutrition sensitive interventions for agriculture projects, IMMANA Grant

Household Food Security: Project results for “His and Hers, time and income: how intrahousehold dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households” 2019 His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households, IMMANA Grant

The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEIA). Project results for “His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households”

2019 His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households, IMMANA Grant
Decision Analysis to Support Agriculture for Nutrition 2018 Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant
Modelling the Impacts of Uganda’s Vision 2040 Policy on Household Nutrition 2018 Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant
Integration of Fruit Trees into Agricultural Landscapes of Kenya can Help to Enhance Nutrition Security 2018 Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions, IMMANA Grant

Intra-household dynamics regarding nutritional decisions in rural Guatemala

2018 His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households, IMMANA Grant
Collecting development data with mobile phones: Key considerations from a review of the evidence 2017 Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant
Traditional Leadership and Social Support in Southern Malawi 2017 Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions, IMMANA Grant

Surveillance of Climate-smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN): Innovations for monitoring climate, agriculture and nutrition at scale

2016 Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant
‘CSA Plan’: A guide to scaling climate-smart agriculture 2016 Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN), IMMANA Grant
Intra-household dynamics regarding nutritional decisions in rural Guatemala 2016

His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households, IMMANA Grant

 

Conference proceedings
Title Year Project

Women's empowerment is associated with maternal and child diet diversity but not household food security in pastoral communities in Tanzania

Girard, Amy Webb, et al. The FASEB Journal 31 (2017): 455-5.

2018 Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa, IMMANA Grant

Measuring the Cost of Dietary Diversity: Novel Price Indexes to Monitor Access to Nutritious Diets

Masters, W. A., Bai, Y., Herforth, A., Sarpong, D., Mishili, F., Kinabo, J., & Coates, J. C. (2017). In Trade Policy Technical Notes 20. FAO Rome.

2017 Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA), IMMANA Grant

Roads to interdisciplinarity–working at the nexus among food systems, nutrition and health

Picchioni, F., Aurino, E., Aleksandrowicz, L., Bruce, M., Chesterman, S., Dominguez-Salas, P., ... & Yates, J. (2017). Food security9(1), 181-189.

2017 IMMANA original research

Building bridges and deconstructing pathways in agriculture, nutrition and health

Yates, Joe, Swetha Manohar, Shiva Bhandari, Zachary Gersten, Sofia Kalamatianou, and Arvin Saleh. Food Security 10, no. 3 (2018): 689-700.

2017 IMMANA original research