Farm-Level Pathways to Improved Nutritional Status: Introduction to the Special Issue
The Journal of Development Studies, 2015
Posted: 8 Jan 2019
Date Written: September 1, 2015
Global, national and local policies and programmes for agricultural development are recurrently justified based on their alleged role in improving food and nutrition security. However, strikingly little evidence is available to prove that a direct, household-level link between agricultural production and improved nutrition exists. The objective of this special issue is to systematically and empirically test, using data from Africa and South Asia, whether a relationship between household agricultural production and nutrition can be found. Overall, the studies in this special issue support the hypothesis that household agricultural production has direct and important linkages with dietary patterns and nutrition.
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