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Can Agriculture Interventions Promote Nutrition?

This comprehensive, 50+ page report provides perspective from DFID UK on the effectiveness of using agricultural activities to achieve nutrition outcomes. A literature review drawing primarily from experience across Africa and Asia forms the basis for much of the report, with an analysis organized by intervention type: home gardens, aquaculture, livestock, cash cropping, and biofortification. While the report echoes many other reports identifying the gaps in the agriculture-nutrition evidence base, it does highlight the relevance of two emerging research areas: aflatoxin control and food-price policies.

Department for International Development (DFID), March 2014