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Assessing the Effectiveness of Agri-Food Value Chain: Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor

Despite rapid economic growth in recent years, South Asia still has among the highest child malnutrition rates in the world with half the child population undernourished. Besides children, undernutrition among women and adolescent girls is also a major concern. The lack of progress in solving undernutrition, in all its guises, reflects in part the complexity of factors involved. This paper lays out a conceptual framework for analyzing value chain-based interventions aimed at increasing the intake of micronutrient-dense foods in South Asia under the LANSA research program.

Henson, S. & Humphrey, J. Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) (December 2015) Vol. 2015 No. 4