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The Impact of Export Crop Production on Human Nutrition

In this 17-page book chapter written in 1985, the author reviews shifts in developing countries away from subsistence food production and towards agricultural commodites for sale. He explores big-picture effects on overall food availability and the impact of food imports or food aid, but also comments on intra-houshold decision-making and the time-use of individual family members. Many of these same conversations continue today--in particular, the variable impact of increased income on household nutrition.  

Pinstrup-Andersen, P. In Nutrition and Development, edited by Margaret Biswas and Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 43-59. Oxford: United Nations University Press, 1985