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Review: Time Use As An Explanation For The Agri-Nutrition Disconnect? Evidence from Rural Areas in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Agricultural interventions may fail to improve nutritional outcomes if they do not take account of time constraints, particularly of rural women who spend a considerable portion of their time in agriculture. This review aims to systematically map and assess the available evidence of the agriculture-time use-nutrition pathway. The study finds that women play a key role in agriculture; agricultural interventions tend to increase time commitments in agriculture of the household members for whom impact is measured; changing time use tends to change nutritional outcomes in a range of complex ways.

Hull, Elizabeth; Johnston, Deborah; Kadiyala, Suneetha; Malapit, Hazel J.; Stevano, Sara. Food Policy. (February 2018) In press, pp. 1-11.