Frances A. Bird
University of London
Publications 4
#1Carmelia Alae-Carew (Lond: University of London)
#2Frances A. Bird (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
Last.Rosemary Green (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Against a backdrop of a rapidly changing food system and a growing population, characterisation of likely future diets in India can help to inform agriculture and health policies. We systematically searched six published literature databases and grey literature repositories up to January 2018 for studies projecting the consumption of foods in India to time points beyond 2018. The 11 identified studies reported on nine foods up to 2050: the available evidence suggests projected increases...
#1Bhavani Shankar (SOAS, University of London)H-Index: 22
#2Nigel Poole (SOAS, University of London)H-Index: 19
Last.Frances A. Bird (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
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There are a number of potential pathways leading from agricultural input decisions to nutrition outcomes of farm households. These have special resonance in less developed areas of South Asia given widespread undernutrition problems, market failures and restricted access to land and other key assets and inputs, as well as ongoing debates around the implications that the green revolution has held for nutritional outcomes. A number of initiatives, including the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition...
#1Frances A. Bird (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
#2Aliza Pradhan (M S Swaminathan Research Foundation)H-Index: 1
Last.Alan D. Dangour (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 31
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© 2018 The Authors Research on the potential impact of interventions in agriculture on nutrition outcomes is of particular relevance in South Asia where agriculture-related activities are a major source of livelihoods for large sections of society and where the population suffers from one of the highest global burdens of malnutrition in all its forms. This systematic review aims to assess the strength of the available evidence that agricultural interventions have an impact on intermediate and fi...
#1Pauline Scheelbeek (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 7
#2Frances A. Bird (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
Last.Andy HainesH-Index: 71
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Environmental changes threaten agricultural production, food security, and health. Previous reviews suggest that environmental changes will substantially affect future yields of starchy dietary staples. To date, no comprehensive global analysis of the impacts of environmental change on (nonstaple) vegetables and legumes—important constituents of healthy diets—has been reported. We systematically searched for articles published between 1975 and 2016 on the effects of ambient temperature, troposph...
#1Pauline Scheelbeek (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 7
#2Hanna L. Tuomisto (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
Last.Alan D. Dangour (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Background Environmental changes—including climatic change, land degradation, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss—threaten agricultural production and quality and pose challenges to global food security. Most research in this area has focused on staple crop yields. By contrast, relatively little attention has been given to fruits and vegetables that are important for nutrition and health, including for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. In this study, we review the evidence ...