Lecture on Studying agriculture-nutrition interventions to evaluate and learn possible impact pathways

September 10, 2015 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

We cordially invite you to our next public lecture with

Dr. Irmgard Jordan, Justus-Liebig University of Gießen,

on "Studying agriculture-nutrition interventions to evaluate and learn possible impact pathways”

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung / Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn (see
<link>map), right conference room, ground floor.


FAO carried out agricultural production and diversification programs in Malawi (IFSN) and Cambodia (MALIS) in combination with a nutrition education for behavior change intervention targeted at families with children aged 6 - 23 months (Malawi: 2011 - 2015; Cambodia: 2012 - 2015). The research team from the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Lunar), Malawi, Mahidol University (Thailand) and Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, carried out cluster randomized controlled trials (cRCT) in the communities targeted by the FAO programs. Cross-sectional surveys were conducted to assess child nutrition outcomes, including intermediate outcomes such as maternal acquisition of knowledge and adoption of optimal nutrition practices. Qualitative methods were used together with results of longitudinal studies to evaluate and learn about possible impact pathways.


About the speaker:

Dr. <link https: www.uni-giessen.de cms fbz fb09 institute ernaehrungswissenschaft ag krawinkel ak jordan>Irmgard Jordan studied nutritional sciences and home economics at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen in Germany. She wrote her master’s thesis about the role of indigenous plants for nutrition security.  After her studies she looked at the potential roles of energy -saving stoves for nutrition security in Africa and nutrition security in Sri Lanka. In 2005, she started a research study on breast cancer and nutrition in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, linking international and clinical nutrition. This research resulted in a doctoral degree in 2012. Her present research focuses on effectiveness of nutrition education and food security to improve the nutritional status of infants and young children in Malawi and Cambodia.


Detlef Virchow

Dr. Detlef Virchow


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