Nutrition Indicators in Agriculture Projects: Current Measurement, Priorities, and Gaps

Journal Articles
Sectors:
Nutrition, Agriculture, M&E
Organization:
Global Food Security
Author:
Anna Herforth, Terri J. Ballard
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
September, 2016
Content Formats:
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This article reviews nutrition impact indicators currently in use in agriculture-nutrition projects, and highlights priorities and gaps in measurement of nutrition outcomes. In order to review the status of nutrition measurement in agriculture-nutrition research, the authors conducted a survey of investigators currently researching the links between agriculture projects and nutrition outcomes. They concluded that, while agriculture-nutrition projects are measuring many important potential outcomes along program impact pathways, the focus needs to move away from nutritional status toward the more proximal outcomes that such interventions can affect, such as indicators of diet and food access.     

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