Prioritizing Nutrition in Agriculture and Rural Development: Guiding Principles for Operational Investments

Reports
Sectors:
Agriculture, Nutrition
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Herforth, A., Jones, A., Pinstrup-Andersen, P.
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
November, 2012
Content Formats:
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Malnutrition has multiple determinants requiring problem-solving approaches that span beyond the health sector. Agriculture and rural development, being so closely linked to food and rural farmers (who are often those most affected by undernutrition), are uniquely important for improving nutrition outcomes. Drs. Anna Herforth, Andy Jones, and Per Pinstrup-Andersen provide a set of guiding principles for incorporating nutrition goals into the design and implementation of agricultural and rural development projects, with examples of current best-evidence options for operational investments.

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