An earlier EGM commissioned by UK/FCDO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IFAD and AGRA assessed the evidence-base of the effects of agricultural innovation programmes on outcomes related to the productivity and sustainable growth of smallholder farming.
This Infopoint Session will discuss the main findings of the latest EGM, the potential use of EGMs to inform food systems policy making and programming, and the implications of this effort for future policy and research needs.
- Leonard Mizzi – Head of Unit “Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Fisheries”, DG International Partnerships, European Commission, EC/INTPA/F.3
- Charlotte Lane – Evaluation Specialist, 3ie
- Alessandra Garbero – Lead Economist, IFAD
3ie (2021) The effects of food systems interventions on food security and nutrition outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Evidence Gap Map Report 16, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) January 2021, 282 p.
· 3ie (2021) The effects of food systems interventions on food security and nutrition outcomes in low- and middle- income countries. Policy brief, 8 p.
15 January 2021. Expert policymakers and researchers joined 3ie for a panel discussion on the new gap map, highlighting the ways it can be useful and the findings that surprised them.
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) research group were commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in February 2020 to develop an Evidence Gap Map (EGM) of the effects of food systems interventions on food security and nutrition outcomes. This map can help increase the discoverability of evidence and it’s use by decision makers working on policies and programmes. 1,838 impact evaluations and 178 systematic reviews were identified for this study. In this presentation, we will discuss the main findings of the 3ie food systems evidence gap map, its potential uses, and the implications of this effort for future policy and research. This event is a part of a series of events that 3ie is hosting on nutrition in January 2021.
- Martin Hoppe, Head of division, Food and Nutrition Security, Global Food Policy, Fisheries, BMZ;
- Christoph Langenkamp, Programme Director, Knowledge for Nutrition (K4N);
- Thalia Sparling, Postdoctoral Fellow, Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA);
- Marie Ruel, Director of Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI);
- Charlotte Lane, Evaluation Specialist, 3ie Chair: Josh Furgeson, Senior Research Fellow, 3ie
Several panelists noted their surprise at the relative absence of evaluations linking food systems interventions and gender outcomes. “That was one of the most striking surprises, why is there so little evidence [on women in the food system]?” Langenkamp said.