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Publications based on NHF funded research 

The book Diversity and change in food wellbeing: Cases from Southeast Asia and Nepal, A. Niehof, H.N. Gartaula and M. Quetulio-Navarra (eds), 2018, published by Wageningen Academic Publishers, can be downloaded for free at the following address: The book is an edited volume that contains contributions by authors whose research was sponsored by the Neys-Van Hoogstraten Foundation. All contributions concern research conducted since 2010.  The findings of research sponsored by the foundation prior to 2010 are discussed in the book: A. Niehof, 2010. Food, Diversity, Vulnerability and Social Change: Research Findings from Insular Southeast Asia, also published by Wageningen Academic Publishers. Please click on the following link for a brief overview of the conceptual framework for the studies and then highlight some of the significant findings related to gender. Gender and food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia and Nepal: A book alert

Ali, A. (2005). Livelihood and food security in rural Bangladesh. The role of social capital. Wageningen,Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 263 pp.

Alisjahbana A., J.A. Kusin and S. Kardjati (2006). The intergeneration Cycle of Low Birth Weight. The nutritional status and health-nutrition knowledge, attitude, behaviour of female adolescents in the tanjungsari cohort study, West Java, Indonesia. Bandung, Frontiers for Health Foundation and Medical Faculty of Padjadjaran University, 222 pp.

Anwar F., Khomsan A., Sukandar D., Riyadi H. and Mudjajanto S. (2010). High participation in the Posyandu nutrition program improved children nutritional status. Journal for Nutrition Research and Practise, June 2010 (208-214).

Arihadi, Y. and F. Osman (2001). Irigasi kecil, perempuan dan rumah tangga petani: Dampak pompanisasi pada kasus Haurgeulis. Jakarta: Bina Swadaya.

Arihadi, Y. (2000). Impact of irrigation development on women and their households in haurgeulis subdistrict, Indramayu. The case of Indramayu’s project. Jakarta, Indonesia, 15 pp.

Bacos, F.F., A.R.M. Ramirez and N.G. Dungo (2004). Manila street children: a closer look on their vulnerability and strength. Taguig City, Food and Nutrition Research Insitute, 75 pp.

Bacos, F.F., A.R.M. Ramirez, J.B. Dorado, R.E. Velasco, C.V.C. Barba (2002), The nutritional status of street children in Manila. Why some are nutritionally well-off or worst-off. Manila, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, 159 pp.

Balatibat, E.M. (2004). The linkages between food and nutrition security in lowland and coastal villages in the Philippines. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 236 pp.

Barati, Z., Purwestri, R.C., Wirawan, N.N., Beitze, D.E., Srour, L., Moehring, J. and Scherbaum, V. (2018), “Breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices among children living in a rice surplus area, Central Java, Indonesia”, Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 48 No. 4, pp. 589-604.

Barba, C.V.C. (2001). Philippine nutrition. Facts and figures. Manilla Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, 109 pp.

Blijham, N., L. de Kan and A. Niehof (2007). Determinants and adequacy of food consumption of children in La Trinidad, the Philippines. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 31(3): 195-203.

Bustos et al. (2021). Environmental enteric dysfunction, soil transmitted helminthiasis and stunting among 36- to 59-month-old children in Quezon Province, Philippines. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 27, pp.221-231.

Buurman, J., A. McCarty and S. Robertson (2004). Developing Vietnam. Studies in rural and sustainable development. The Hague, Centre for the Study of Transition and Development Institute of Social Studies, 306 pp.

Cruz-Garcia, G.S., Price, L.L. (2011). Ethnobotanical investigation of ‘wild’ food plans used by rice farmers in Kalasin, Northeast Thailand. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine:  7:33

Das, R., Das, S., Datta Banik, S., Saha, R., Chakraborty, A., Dasgupta, P (2016) Secular trends in physical growth and maturation in 7 to 21 year-old Bengali boys and girls from Kolkata, India, over six decades of time interval. International Journal of Anthropology Vol. 31 – n.3-4 (185-226).

Dasgupta, P.  (2015) Physical Growth, Body Composition and Nutritional Status of Bengali School aged Children, Adolescents and Young adults of Calcutta, India: Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Secular Trends. ( in collaboration with M. Nubé, Sengupta D. and de Onis M.).

Dasgupta, P. and R. Saha (2006). Secular trends in measures of cephalo-facial traits among Bengalee boys ages 7.0-16.0 years from Kolkata between 1982-1983 and 1999-2001. Internal Journal Anthropology: 21: 33-43.

Dasgupta, P., R. Saha, M. Nubé (2007). Changes in body size, shape and nutritional status of Middle-Class Bengali boys of Kolkata, India, 1982-2002. Economics and Human Biology. (149): 1-20.

Diana, R. et al. (2019). Dietary Quantity and Diversity among Anemic Pregnant Women in Madura Island, Indonesia. Hindawi, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 2019, article ID 2647230.

Dwiyanto, A. (1999). Household and family care for elderly. And the socio-economic position of elderly people in the region of D.I.Yogyakarta Indonesia  Yogyakarta, Population Studies Centre Gadjah Mada University, 69 pp.

Februhartanty,J., Usfar, A.A., Dianawati, E., Fransisca, D.O., Roshita, A. and Fahmida U. (2007). Psychological care and nutritional status of children aged 6-36 months among patrilineal (Karo) and matrilineal (Minangkabau) households in Jakarta. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 16(2):293-300.

Februhartanty, J., D.O. Fransisca, A. Roshita, U. Fahmida and E. Dianawati (2005). Childcare of children aged 6-36 months in patrilineal and matrilineal families. A study among Karo and Minang households. Jakarta,University of Indonesia,  93 pp.

Februhartanty, J., Wibowo Y., Fahmida U., Roshita A. (2012). Profiles of Eight Working Mothers Who Practiced Exclusive Breastfeeding in Depok, Indonesia. University of Indonesia.

Februhartanty, J., R.A. Ahmad, D.O.F. Panggabean, R.C.P. Armanugraha (2002). Dual forms of malnutrition. Why it happens in the same household? Jakarta, University of Indonesia,  24pp.

Gartaula, H.N. & A. Niehof, 2013, Migration to and from the terai: shifting movements and motives. The South Asianist 2(2): 28-50.

Gartaula, H., A. Niehof and L. Visser (2012) Shifting perceptions of food security and land in the context of labour out-migration in rural Nepal. Food Security 4: 181-194.

Gartaula, H., A. Niehof and L. Visser (2012) Socio-Cultural Dispositions and Wellbeing of the Women Left Befind: A Case of Migrant Households in Nepal

Gartaula, H., A. Niehof and L.Visser (2010)   Feminisation of Agriculture as an Effect of Male Out-migration: Unexpected Outcomes from JhapaDistrict, Eastern Nepal The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Gayao, B.T., Sim J.M.,  Meldoz D.T. and  Botangen, E.T. (2004). Contribution of sweet potato to household income, food and nutrient intake of farmers and processors. Northern Philippines Root Crop Research and Training Centre, Working Paper Series no.1 (Jan-Jun).

Gayao, B., H.L. Quindara, J.M. Sim, D.T. Meldoz, E.T. Botangen, C.C. Shagol and E.J.D. Sagalla (2002). Contribution of sweet potato production, processing and consumption to income and nutrition of selected households and consumer group. Benguet, Benguet State University. PhD thesis,

Inayati, D.A. (2011) Nutritional interventions among mildly wasted chiladren on Nias Island, Indonesia: Impact on children’s nutritional status and knowledge-practice of caregivers. Stuttgart-Hohenheim: University of Hohenheim, PhD Thesis.

Huong, T. L., Brouwer, I.D., De Wolf, L., Van der Heijden, L., Khan, C.N. and Kok, F. (2007). Suitability of instant noodles for iron fortification to combat iron-deficiency anemia among primary school children in rural Vietnam. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 28(3):291-298. 

Huong, L. T. (2006). Anemia among school children in Vietnam. The efficacy of iron fortification. Wageningen,Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 159 pp.

Ismawan, B.,  (2001). Irigasi kecil, perermpuan dan rumah tangga petani. Dampak pompanisasi pada kasus Haurgeulis (Small-scale irrigation, women and farming households. Impacts of irrigation pumps in Haungeulis).Jakarta, Bina Swadaya, 84 pp.

Kan, L. (2003). The household context of pre-school children food intake in La Trinidad, The Philippines. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 114 pp.

Karyadi, E. (2001). Tubercolosis in Indonesia: nutrition, immune response and social aspects. Nijmegen,Catholic University Nijmegen. PhD thesis 160 pp.

Keasberry, I.N. (2002). Elder care, old-age security and social change in rural Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD Thesis, 407 pp.

Khomsan, A., F. Anwar, N. Hernawati, N.S. Suhanda, O. Warsito and T. Herwati (2013) Growth, cognitive development and psychosocial stimulation of preschool children in poor farmer & non-farmer households. Mal J Nutr 19(3):325-337

Khomsan, A., Anwar,F., Sukandar, D., Riyardi, H. and Mudjajanto E.S. (2007). Study of nutrition program implementation: its utilization by households, coverage, effectiveness, and impact on nutritional status in poor areas.  Bogor Agricultural University, 72 pp.

Khomsan, A. (2006). Studi tentang pengetahuan gizi ibu dan kebiasaan makan rumah tangga di daerah dataran tinggi dan pantai (Mother’s nutrition knowledge and food habits of households in highland and coastal areas). Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Journal of nutrition and food). 1(1): 23-28.

Khomsan, A., D. Sukandar, H. Riyadi, F. Anwar, E.S. Mudjajanto (2005). Research on food security and nutritional status of poor households in highland and coastal areas. Bogor, Bogor Agricultural University,  259 pp.

Koning, J., M. Nolten, J. Rodenburg and R. Saptari (2000). Women and households in Indonesia. Cultural notions and social practices. Richmond, Surrey. Curzon Press.

Kryst, Ł, Żegleń, M., Wronka, I., Woronkowicz, A., Bilińska-Pawlak, I., Das, R., . . . Dasgupta, P. (2019). Anthropometric variations in different BMI and adiposity levels among children, adolescents and young adults in Kolkata, IndiaJournal of Biosocial Science, 51(4), 603-618. doi:10.1017/S0021932018000354 . Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Kryst Ł, Żegleń M, Woronkowicz A, Das R, Saha R, Das S, Dasgupta P. (2018). Long-term changes in body proportions since 1952 to 2011 in children and adolescents from Kolkata (India). Anthropol Anz.  Vol. 75/3. pp. 201-213. doi: 10.1127/anthranz/2018/0865. PMID: 29892776. Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Le, H.T., I.D. Brouwer, K.C. Nguyen, J. Burema and F. J. Kok (2007). The effect of iron fortification and de-worming on anaemia and iron status of Vietnamese schoolchildren. British Journal of Nutrition. (97): 955-962.

Le, H.T., M. Joosten, J. van der Beijl, I.D. Brouwer, C. de Graaf and F.J. Kok (2007). The effect of NaFeEDTA on sensory perception and long term acceptance of instant noodles by Vietnamese school children. Food Quality and Preference. (18): 619-626.

Madjdian, Dónya., Bras, H. (2016) Family, Gender, and Women’s Nutritional Status: A Comparison Between Two Himalayan Communities in Nepal. Economic History of Developing Regions, 31:1, 198-223, DOI: 10.1080/20780389.2015.1114416

Muchtadi, D. (2007). Handling, acceptability and consumption pattern of locally produced soy products in different socio-economic groups in Java-Indonesia. Bogor, Bogor Agricultural University, 92 pp.

Mudjajanto, E.S., A. Khomsan, D. Sukandar, F. Anwarden and H. Riyadi (2006). Studi tentang praktek menyusui pada rumahtangga miskin dan tidak miskin (Study on breast-feeding practices of poor and non-poor household). Gizi Indonesia, Journal of the Indonesian Nutrition Association. 29(2): 126-133.

Mumm, R., Godina,E., Koziel,S., Musalek, M., Sedlak, P., Wittwer-Backofen, U.,  …  Scheffler, C. (2018) External skeletal robusticity of children and adolescents – European references from birth to adulthood and international comparisons. Anthropol. Anz. 74/5 Supplement, 383–391. Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Muslimatun, S. (2001). Nutrition of Indonesian women during pregnancy and lactation: a focus on vitamin A and iron. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 151 pp.

Muslimatun, S., M.K. Schmidt, W. Schultink, A.E. West, J.G.A.J. Hautvast, R.Gross and Muhilal. Weekly supplementation with iron and vitamin A during pregnancy increases hemoglobin concentration but decreases serum ferritin concentration in Indonesian pregnant women. Community and International Nutrition. (01): 85-90.

Niehof, A. (2010) Food, Diversity, Vulnerability and Social Change; Research Findings from Insular Southeast Asia. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 141 pp.

Nikmah Utami Dewi, Khomsan, A., Dwiriani, C., Riyadi, H., Ekayanti, I., Nurulfuadi (2022). Validity and reliability of the theory of planned behavior questionnaire on the balanced dietary behavior of adolescents in a post-disaster area. Journal of Health Sciences, 12(1), 62-73.

Paing, J., Bussel, L. van., Gomez, R. and Hein, L. (2022). Ecosystem services through the lens of indigenous people in the highlands of Cordillera Region, Northern Philippines. Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 308, 2022,
114597, ISSN 0301-4797.

Pangaribuan, R.V. (2003). Vitamin A supplementation program evaluation. Effect of supplementation in preschool children and compliance of the program, a possible useful tool for policy makers in Indonesia. Hohenheim, University of Hohenheim. PhD thesis, 81 pp.

Pangaribuan, R. V. (2003). Vitamin A capsule distribution to control vitamin A deficiency in Indonesia: effect of supplementation in pre-school children and compliance with the programme. Peer reviewed journal, Public Health Nutrition: 6(2), 209-216.

Patriasih, R., Widiaty, I., Dewi, M. and Sukandar, D. (2010) – Nutritional and health status of elderly living in nursing home and with family. Journal of Nutrition and Food: 5(3), 177–183

Patriasih, R., Khomsan, A., Dewi, M. and Widiaty, I. (2010) – Nutrients intake and nutritional status of street children in Bandung. Journal of Nutrition and Food: 5(3), 177–183.

Price, L.L. (1997). Wild plant food in agricultural environments; a study of occurrence, management and gathering rights on Northeast Thailand. Human Organization 56(2):209-221.

Purwestri, R.C. (2011) – Supplementary feeding and cost analysis of locally produced Ready-to-Use Food (RUF) for moderately and mildly wasted children in Nias Island, Indonesia: daily and weekly programs. Stuttgart-Hohenheim: University of Hohenheim, PhD Thesis.

Quetulio-Navarra, M. (2014)- Mending New Communities After Involuntary Resettlement in the Philippines and Indonesia. Wageningen University, PhD Thesis.

Quetulio-Navarra, M., Niehof, A., Van der Horst, H. and Van der Vaart, W. (2014)Short-term risk experience of involuntary resettled households in the Philippines and Indonesia. Habitat International:  41(1) 165–175.

Rebato, E., Salces, I., Saha, R., Sinha, M., Susanne, C., Hauspie, R.C. and Dasgupta P. (2005). Age trends of siblings resemblance for height, weight and BMI during growth I a mixed longitudinal sample from Sarsuna-Barisha, India. Annals of Human Biology: 32 (3):339-350

Riyadi, H., Rosidi, A., Margawati A., Dewi R.K., and Khomsan, A. (2021) Nutrient Intakes And Nutritional Status Of Children Of Samin Indigenous People In Indonesia. African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development, Vol. 21, Number 3

Roa, J.R. (2007). Food insecurity in fragile lands. Philippine cases through the livelihood lens. Wageningen,Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 384 pp.

Rosalina, T., L. Wibowo, A.A. Kielman and A.A. Usfar (2007). Food-poverty status and food insecurity in rural West Lombok based on mothers’ food expenditure equivalency. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 28(2): 135-148.

Roshita, A. (2013). Child Feeding Practices in Families of Working and Nonworking Mothers of Indonesian Middle Class Urban Families: What Are the Problems? Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 52(4): 344-370

Roshita, A., Schubert, E., Whittaker, M. (2011). Child-care and feeding practices of urban middle class working and non-working Indonesian mothers: a qualitative study of the socio-economic and cultural environment. (School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia;  and SEAMEO-TROPMED, Regional Center for Community Nutrition, University of Indonesia)

Rudito, B. and D. Susena (2007). Food restrictions and prescriptions during pregnancy and childbirth among Javanese community in Minangkabau area. Bandung, School of Business Management-Institute of Technology,  94 pp.

Rudito, B., Z. Arifin, M. Delfi, S. Pujiraharjo (2002). Food consumption pattern and hunting value enculturation on Mentawai children. Padang, University of Andalas Padang, 138 pp.

Salehabadi S.M., Sengupta D. (2018) Recent Advances in the Statistical Analysis of Retrospective Time-to-Event Data. In: Dasgupta R. (eds) Advances in Growth Curve and Structural Equation Modeling. Springer, Singapore. . Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Scheffler, C., Krützfeldt, L.M.,  Dasgupta, P., and Hermanussen, M. (2018). No association between fat tissue and height in 5019 children and adolescents, measured between 1982 and in 2011 in Kolkata/India. Anthropol. Anz. 74/5 Supplement (2018), J. Biol. Clin. Anthropol. Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Scherbaum, V., Inayati D.A., Hoffmann V., Biesalski H.K. (2012). Improved nutrition knowledge and practice through intensive nutrition education: A study amongst caregivers of mildly wasted children on Nias Island, Indonesia. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Schmidt, M.K. (2001). The role of nutrition in growth and health of Indonesian infants: a focus on vitamin A and iron. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis,  118 pp.

Sedigheh Mirzaei Salehabadi, Debasis Sengupta (2015) Regression under Cox’s model for recall-based time-to-event data in observational studies  Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 92 (2015) 134–147.  Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Sedigheh Mirzaei Salehabadi, Debasis Sengupta, Rituparna Das (2014) Parametric Estimation of Menarcheal Age Distribution Based on Recall Data  Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, doi: 10.1111/sjos.12107.  Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Sedigheh Mirzaei Salehabadi, Debasis Sengupta (2015) Nonparametric estimation of time-to-event distribution based on recall data in observational studies.  Lifetime Data Anal (2016) 22. Data from the NHF sponsored project (ID158) conducted by Professor Parasmani Dasgupta has been used for this article.

Simanjutak et al.(2019). Maternal Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices about Traditional Food Feeding with Stunting and Wasting of Toddlers in Farmer Families. National Public Health Journal, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 58-64.

Simbolon, I.J. (1998). Peasant women and access to land. Customary law, state law and gender-based ideology. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 324 pp.

Solimen, J.A. and B.T. Gayao (2006). Indigeous food sources in ethno communities in the Cordillera,Philippines and their relation to health and sustenance. Benguet, Benguet State University, 35 pp.

Talukder, A. (2005). Improving micronutrient status of vulnerable groups through improving household food security by using local resources, behavioral change and demand creation. A dietary intervention in Nepal. Kathmandu, Helen Keller Worldwide, 44 pp.

Tangonan, P.G., H.M. Soriano Jr., M.P. Guillermo, T.E. Navarro, Y.S. Guillermo and R.M. Tablarin (2009) Is there hope in the Uplands? Analysis of livelihood systems of upland households in the Province of Tarlac, Philippines. Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines: Tarlac College of Agriculture.

Tiwari, N. (2007). Women’s agency in relation to population and environment in rural Nepal. Wageningen, Wageningen University. PhD thesis, 214 pp.

Voeten, J. (2001). The street food sector in Hue, Central Vietnam. Baseline study, assessment of possible intervention. Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 16 pp.

Wibowo, L., E. Karyadi and T. Rosalina (2007). Food supplement and multi-micronutrients supplementation among Indonesian infants aged 6-12 months old. Study in efficacy, food poverty-related aspects and its communication process. Jakarta, University of Indonesia, 148 pp.

Usfar, A.A. (2002). Household coping strategies for food security in Indonesia and the relation to nutritional status. A comparison before and after the 1997 economic crisis. Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität. PhD thesis, 122 pp.

Usfar, A.A., U. Fahmida and J. Februhartanty (2007). Household food security status measured by the US-Household Food Security/Hunger Survey Module (US-FSSM) is in line with coping strategy indicators found in urban and rural Indonesia. Asia Pac  Journal Clinical Nutrition. 16(2): 368-374.

Yosephin, B., Riyadi, H., Anwar, F., Khomsan, A., Diana, R. (2016)   Is vitamin D deficiency associated with using veil in female garment workers?  Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease  2016; 6(6): 481-485

Zein, A. (2007). The role of fisher-women on food security. A case study at traditional fishermen household on coastal area of West-Sumatra, Indonesia. Padang, Bung Hatta University, 130 pp.

Zein, A. (1998). The influence of technological change on income and social structure in artisanal fisheries in Padang, Indonesia. Padang, Bung Hatta University, 141 pp. [PhD Thesis University of Bremen.]