PhD research: Integrated health and agriculture services for improved household food security and nutritional status of mothers and children under five years of age in Ethiopia

Date
October 2019 to September 2022
Countries
Category
Keywords
stunting
diet diversity
food production
household food security
Institutions
Ethiopian Public Health Institute (Ethiopia)
Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences

Ethiopia still has a high prevalence of undernutrition. Causes of chronic malnutrition are complex and addressing the problem requires integrated action of various sectors ranging from education and agriculture to sanitation. This study aims to investigate whether specific local agricultural interventions can lead to improved household food security, dietary diversification and improved nutritional status in Ethiopian mothers and their young children