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Markets and Infrastructure: The Roles of Market Access in Shaping Diets in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Nepal

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Catherine McGowan / Save the Children
Jul 15, 2020
9:00am - 9:00am EST
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

Many factors combine to shape diets and maternal and child health. In this webinar, we review recent research from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition regarding the role of markets and infrastructure in mitigating nutritional risks. We focus specific attention on findings from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Uganda, examining correlates and drivers of dietary diversity, linear growth and weight gain, and nutritional resilience.


Dr. Will Masters is an Investigator for the Innovation Lab for Nutrition and a Professor at Tufts University in the Friedman School of Nutrition with a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics.

Dr. Gerald Shively is a PI for the Innovation Lab for Nutrition, the Associate Dean and Director for the International Programs in Agriculture, Faculty Fellow for Global Affairs, and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University.


Dr. Patrick Webb is the Director for the U.S. Government's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition and Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy