Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition Outcomes – How Research Can Better Support Development Actions
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), United States of America
Reducing stunting and other nutrition impacts are high-level development goals. To improve nutrition, interventions from multiple development sectors, including agriculture are necessary. How can research support nutrition-sensitive agricultural actions? An initial contribution was to systematically generate high-quality evidence of what agricultural interventions improve nutrition and which ones do not. From this portfolio of what to do, examples are provided of how to support programme implementers to improve their performance and how to provide policy makers with information relevant for their enabling role in different development contexts.
Keywords: Development actions, nutrition
Contact Address: John McDermott, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), Washington, United States of America, e-mail: J.McDermottcgiar.org