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Adrien Gosselin-Pali is on a research stay at the University of Göttingen

Published on April 12, 2023 Updated on April 12, 2023
Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) © University of Göttingen
Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) © University of Göttingen

on the April 12, 2023

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Göttingen welcomes Adrien Gosselin-Pali to work on research projects focusing on sustainable food systems and nutrition in developing countries.

Adrien Gosselin-Pali
CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS-IRD.

Adrien Gosselin-Pali just started a two-month research stay at the University of Göttingen. He is hosted by the team of Sebastian Vollmer, who is the director of the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS). This research stay is an opportunity to work with CeMIS researchers on new projects on the themes of food and health in developing countries. He will be working with the research training group "Sustainable Food Systems"

Adrien is a Ph.D. student at the CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne, where he studies the double burden of malnutrition in developing countries. The double burden of malnutrition refers to the coexistence of undernutrition and overweight or obesity in the same populations, households, or individuals. Adrien published a research article in Food Policy with his two Ph.D. supervisors Bity Diene (Associate Professor, UCA) and Théophile Azomahou (Professor, Director, AERC). In this paper, he relies on household survey data conducted in South Africa between 2008 and 2017. He finds that the double burden of malnutrition is a transitory phenomenon as most households suffering from it do not remain so. On the other hand, he argues that obesity is persistent in South Africa and that undernourishment is decreasing as a large proportion of previously underweight individuals do not remain so over the survey period. In addition to analyzing these issues, he develops health and social policy recommendations. Read his article explaining his approach and results on his website.

He has also recently undertaken another research project on the relationship between migration and nutrition using panel data from Ghana. In particular, he is studying the impact of the migration of a family member on the nutritional status of individuals remaining in the household of origin. He presented this study last December at the 16th Journées de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (JRSS) in Clermont-Ferrand.

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