Concepts and Methods for Food Environment Research in Low and Middle Income Countries

Briefs
Sectors:
Climate Change, Food Security
Organization:
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)
Author:
Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
May, 2017
Content Format:
Text

Developed by the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Food Environment Working Groups, this brief synthesizes research methods and metrics around food environments and identifies theoretical, empirical, methodological, and conceptual research gaps. The authors propose a conceptual framework in order to examine relevant metrics, describing the food environment as the interface between food acquisition and food consumption within a wider system. They argue that the field is gradually shifting away from the use of geospatial measurement in isolation and moving towards mixed methods capable of fully investigating the complex food environment domain.

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