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The Negative Side of the Agricultural–Nutrition Impact Pathways: A Literature Review

The agriculture-nutrition impact pathways are complex and interlocking, and agricultural interventions may have negative impacts on nutrition just as they may have positive impacts. This article proposes that the minimal definition of what could be a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention needs to include a “do no harm” perspective. Identified risk categories of how agriculture may harm nutrition include incomes, prices, types of products, women’s social status and workload, the health environment, and inequalities.

Dury, S., Alpha, A., Bichard, A. World Food Policy (November 2015) Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 78-100.