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Indicators for examining links between agriculture, food security, and nutrition

How can the nutrition impactof agriculture programsbe assessed? Depending on context, data may need to be collected on production practices for food, livestock, and cash crops; post–farm gate value chain and other market-based activities; commodity…

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Conclusions: The key role of agriculture in achieving better diets in Malawi

This report combines international evidence with new primary and secondary analyses of Malawian data to understand the different pathways linking agriculture, food security, and nutrition for households in Malawi and to illuminate different dimensions…

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Poverty, food prices, and dietary choices in Malawi

This chapter reports on the links between household food consumption choices, food prices, and household income, using data from Malawi’s Second (2004–2005) and Third (2010–2011) Integrated Household Surveys. Results indicate that while income poverty…

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Irrigated farming and improved nutrition in Malawian farm households

This chapter provides selected findings from an assessment of whether increased use in the dry season of irrigated farming by smallholders in Malawi might improve household-level dietary diversity or child nutrition outcomes. We find no strong…

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Agriculture, food security, and nutrition in Malawi: Leveraging the links

Although the Malawian food supply is shaped largely by trends in smallholder food crop production, Ma­lawi’s decades-long focus on improving smallholder productivity has only moderately improved food secu­rity and nutrition outcomes. Country…

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Impact of Ethiopia’s 2015 drought on child undernutrition

In 2015, Ethiopia experienced one of its worst droughts in decades. Using nationally representative data from before and after this event, we find that this drought did not lead to widespread increases in chronic or acute child undernutrition rates in…

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