Rebuilding Barpak: resilience and the difficult transition from emergency relief to long-term reconstruction
One year on from the Nepal earthquake we discuss resilience and resconstruction in Barpak, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.
Nairobi slums: value-added outcomes in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) intervention
Our guest blog from Dr Paula Griffiths explores the unexpected benefits of an Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) study in Nairobi, Kenya
The politics of toilet building in the Indian Himalayas
SIID Research Affiliate Richard Axelby discusses the challenges to ending open defecation in Himachal Pradesh, part of the National Government’s ‘Clean India’ campaign.
Nutrition transition in South African cities
In the context of South Africa’s “triple burden” of disease, urban anthropometric patterns are not changing in the same way for everyone.
UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems – an open space without boundaries
In this guest post, Nicolas Bricas (CIRAD) and Damien Conare (Montpelier SupAgro) discuss the UNESCO World Food Systems Chair, arguing it is a space for research and exchange geared towards inventing and promoting alternative food systems.
Faith-based organisations & their role in tackling adolescent obesity in South Africa
Dr Paula Griffiths and Dr Rebecca Pradeilles discuss a new study conducted in adolescents in Johannesburg- Soweto, South Africa.