AgriDiet Research Project - UCC Home Page

This is the UCC website for the AgriDiet project. For the main AgriDiet website click on the links to the left or right of this page, either the logo on the right hand side headed "Main AgriDiet Website" or the top link of the main navigation section on the left-hand side, also headed "Main AgriDiet Website")

AgriDiet is a 3-year project to improve our understanding of the linkages between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Our research is focussed on the most vulnerable people in food-insecure rural communities, especially women and infants.

AgriDiet is led by University College Cork, and our partners are from Ireland (University College Dublin), the UK (Institute of Development Studies), Ethiopia (Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Mekelle University and Haramaya University) and Tanzania (Sokoine University and St Augustine's University). 

We are conducting research on how agriculture affects the nutrition of vulnerable people from various perspectives; how national policies and programmes are targeted and implemented, how regional and local agricultural systems and value chains influence nutrition and how agriculture affects the nutritional outcomes of households and individuals in selected food-insecure sites.

The project involves detailed household surveys in Ethiopia and Tanzania by six PhD researchers, three from Ethiopia supervised by UCC and three from Tanzania supervised by UCD. The research teams in both countries involve both agricultural / rural development specialists and nutritionists. 

In addition the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) are leading a review of the latest research on how agriculture can improve nutrition, whilst our Ethiopian and Tanzanian partners are leading the research on national policies, local agricultural systems and examples of successful pro-nutrition agricultural interventions in each country.

This is the UCC home page for the AgriDiet project providing details of UCC team members and associated events. For the main AgriDiet project website click on the links above.  

AgriDiet is funded by Irish Aid and the Higher Education Authority of Ireland.  

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