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Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

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This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender. It assesses the impacts of various agricultural interventions and policies on nutrition and profiles t...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 93)

New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs.

This chapter summarizes key findings from recent reviews of evidence of the nutritional impacts of agricultural development programmes. It focuses on findings from impact evaluations of different types of nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes, including biofortification, homestead food production systems, livestock transfer programmes, value chains for nutritious foods, and irrigation programmes. The review also includes, where available, information regarding pathways of impacts, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The chapter concludes with a discussion of what the findings imply for the design and implementation of successful nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes, and highlights some key research gaps that need to be addressed in order to further our understanding of how to unleash the potential of agriculture to deliver on nutrition.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seizing the momentum to reshape agriculture for nutrition. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Agriculture for nutrition: direct and indirect effects. Author(s): Headey, D. Masters, W. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Food value chains for nutrition. Author(s): Allen, S. Maestre, M. Gelli, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Biodiversity: an essential natural resource for improving diets and nutrition. Author(s): Fanzo, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Improving nutrition through biofortification. Author(s): Bouis, H. E. Saltzman, A. Birol, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition. Author(s): Malapit, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 68) Nutritional ecology: understanding the intersection of climate/environmental change, food systems and health. Author(s): Raiten, D. J. Combs, G. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Reshaping agriculture to reduce obesity. Author(s): Ecker, O.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 104) Safety nets for agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Gilligan, D. O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 113) How can businesses operating in the food system accelerate improvements in nutrition? Author(s): Haddad, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Governance and leadership in agri-food systems and nutrition. Author(s): Gillespie, S. Nisbett, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 134) Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Babu, S. C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 142) Big data in agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Musker, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 154) Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience. Author(s): Ahmed, A. U. Ghostlaw, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 165) Moving towards nutrition-sensitive agriculture strategies and programming in Ethiopia. Author(s): Anne Bossuyt
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 178) Unraveling India's Malnutrition dilemma - a path toward nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Author(s): Prabhu Pingali Abraham, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 189) Moving beyond maize: the evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue. Author(s): Aberman, N. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 198) China's road to a nutrition-driven agricultural and food system. Author(s): Chen, K. Wang, Z.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 209) The way forward for nutrition-driven agriculture. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399311
  • Record Number
  • 20193035301