University of Maryland

International Food Acquisition Research and Methods (iFARM) Workshop Schedule

University of Maryland, College Park

October 20-21, 2022

Day 1, Thursday, October 20

8:30 amRegistration and coffee
9:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome from the iFARM Organizing Committee: Christopher Antoun
Welcome from USDA-ERS Management: Jay Variyam
Welcome from SoDa: Frauke Kreuter

Parke Wilde (Tufts University) 
Moderator: Elina T. Page                                                                                           
10:15 amBreak
10:30 am           Paper Session 1: New technologies for food data collection
Moderator: Florian Keusch

An overview of survey development activities for the Second National Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS-2)
Elina T. Page (USDA Economic Research Service)

The FoodImage App: Lessons learned and directions forward
Brian Roe (Ohio State University)

FoodScrap: Capturing everyday food practice through speech input
Yuhan Luo (City University of Hong Kong)
11:45 amLunch
1:30 pmKeynote: Reflecting on Eight Years of Methodological Research on the FoodAPS: What we’ve learned, and where to go next
Brady T. West (University of Michigan)
Moderator: Linda Kantor
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmPaper Session 2: Assessing and improving data quality in food diaries
Moderator: Mark Denbaly (USDA Economic Research Service)

Food diaries used to collect food acquisition data
Ting Yan (Westat)

Estimation of underreporting in diary surveys: U.S. National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
Mengyao Hu (University of Michigan)

For all it’s worth: Capturing food receipt data with OCR
Adam Kaderabek (RTI International)

Leveraging predictive models to reduce income misclassification and under-reporting of food acquisitions
Elizabeth Petraglia (Westat)
4:15 pmBreak
4:30 pmPanel Discussion: Human-centered approaches to developing diary data collection instruments on smartphone
Lin Wang (U.S. Census Bureau)
Panelists: Ting Yan (Westat), Long Doan (University of Maryland), Robert Gordon
Rinderknecht (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Shelley Feuer (U.S. Census Bureau), Alda Rivas (U.S. Census Bureau)
5:30 pmEnd of Day 1
6:30 pmWorkshop Dinner (Please RSVP here by October 7th, 2022)

Day 2, Friday, October 21

Start Title
8:30 amCoffee
9:00 amKeynote:
Jennifer Coates (Tufts University)                                                                                  
Moderator: Christopher Antoun       
10:00 amBreak
10:15 am           Paper Session 3: Survey design, new data sources, and statistical processing
Moderator: Jeffrey Gonzalez

Utilizing mobile-based tools to collect food security data across sub-Saharan Africa
Amanda Berman (GeoPoll), Matthieu Sauvage-Mar (GeoPoll)

Leveraging survey-to-survey imputation to address challenges with food poverty

measurement: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries
Hai-Anh H. Dang (World Bank)

Lessons in designing a client-level survey for administration by community program staff
Amy L. Djangali (RTI International)

Using home-scan data to analyze dietary changes in relation to major life changing events
Sinne Smed (University of Copenhagen)
11:45 amLunch
1:30 pmPaper Session 4: Food data collection in low- and middle-income countries
Moderator: Alberto Zezza (World Bank)

Efforts to harmonize food consumption data in HCES in low- and middle- income countries: Where do we go from here?
Alberto Zezza (World Bank)

Measuring consumption over the phone: Evidence from a survey Experiment in urban Ethiopia
Gashaw T. Abate (CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health)

Effects of data collection methods on estimated household consumption and survey costs:
Evidence from an experiment in the Marshall Islands
Michael Sharp (Pacific Community)

Informing micronutrient decision-making at sub-national scales using food consumption
data from household surveys in low-income countries
Kevin Tang (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
3:00 pmBreak
3:30 pmPanel Discussion: What food ontologies, taxonomies, vocabularies and crosswalks exist to make data harmonization and interoperability a reality in the food system?
Brian Roe (Ohio State University)
Matthew Lange (IC-Foods)
4:30 pmReflections on the Workshop and Looking Ahead
Chair: Mark Denbaly (USDA Economic Research Service)
5:00 pmEnd of Day 2