Farm-Level Pathways to Improved Nutritional Status: Introduction to the Special Issue

Journal of Development Studies, 2015

Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Calogero Carletto

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Marie Reul

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Carletto, Calogero and Zezza, Alberto and Reul, Marie, Farm-Level Pathways to Improved Nutritional Status: Introduction to the Special Issue (2015). Journal of Development Studies, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307475

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

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Calogero Carletto

World Bank ( email )

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World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

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Marie Reul

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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