Jody Harris, a nutritionist with IFPRI, gives an overview of conceptual work related to the linkages between agriculture and nutrition. The underlying causes of undernutrition in children are known as food, health and care; this highlights the critical role of the agriculture sector as a supplier of diverse nutritious foods. Jody presents a set of conceptual pathways linking agriculture and nutrition, and highlights research that illuminates how some of these pathways play out in different contexts, and next steps for research in this area under A4NH.
* Pathway adapted from Gillespie, Harris, & Kadiyala, 2012
* Photos courtesy of the RAIN project, Concern Worldwide, Zambia (Photographer: Abel Mambwe). Photo of two women: Esnart Shibeleki and her daughter Bertha Kapala of Mwandami village in Mumbwa District. Photo of woman with cows: Laudy Mununza of Nsaka village in Mumbwa District.