Katinka Weinberger:
Assessing Nutritional Impact of Agricultural Research


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

Full paper: http://www.tropentag.de/2003/abstracts/full/440.pdf


Contact Address: Katinka Weinberger, World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Plant Pathology Department, P.O.Box 42, Tainan 741 Shanhua, Taiwan, e-mail: weinberg@netra.avrdc.org.tw

Andreas Deininger, 2003