World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Plant Pathology Department, Taiwan
Evaluation of agricultural research often neglects consumption and nutrition aspects. This paper briefly reviews the conceptual linkages between the two sectors agriculture and nutrition. It presents methodologies for assessing the nutritional impact of commodities, and it summarizes current impact evidence on the pathway from commodity research to consumption. The paper concludes by highlighting future research needs.
Keywords: Agricultural research, evaluation, impact assessment, nutrition