Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA) Project

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Sectors:
Nutrition, Agriculture
Organization:
Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Author:
Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Regions:
Africa
Publication Dates:
September, 2016
Content Formats:
External Website

Agriculture can influence food security and nutrition through multiple pathways, such as by increasing the year-round availability and affordability of diverse, nutritious foods and diets. 

Current monitoring of food prices typically reflects either staple grain commodities or an aggregate food basket with little relationship to dietary needs. Food prices need to be tracked in a way that reflects access to food to meet dietary needs, consistent with the definition of food security. The IANDA project seeks to generate recommendations for indicator construction and for modifying food price monitoring systems that will enable tracking of access to diverse nutritious diets in markets, across seasons and geographies. 

Visit IANDA Project website to learn more.