The FORESTDIET (2020-2025) is funded as a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant under Grant Agreement #853222.
Our recent research suggests that people who live in a forested landscape consume healthier foods than those who do not live near forests. But we can’t explain why!
The FORESTDIET project aims to uncover the relationships between forest cover change and people’s dietary quality in low-income countries.
We will spatially link publicly available household data on food consumption, with metrics on the proportion and spatial arrangement of forest
Also, we will zoom in on selected sites in two countries (Malawi and Tanzania) and use in-depth fieldwork to elucidate causal relations between forests and dietary outcomes locally
Assoc. Prof. Jeanine Rhemtulla, University of British Columbia
Prof. Sarah Gergel, University of British Columbia
Prof. Terry Sunderland, University of British Columbia
Prof. Tobias Kuemmerle, Humboldt University Berlin
PD Dr. Daniel Müller, Humboldt University Berlin
Dr. Amy Ickowitz, CIFOR
Asst. Prof. Bronwen Powell, Penn State
Dr. Sylvie Wood, Future Earth
Dr. Johan Oldekop, Manchester University
Asst. Prof. Suhyun Jung, West Virginia University
Dr. Gina Kennedy, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Prof. Rachel Bezner-Kerr, Cornell University