Agricultural production and children’s diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia

Study of the relationship between pre-school children’s food consumption and household agricultural production using a large household survey from rural Ethiopia. Finds that increasing household production diversity leads to considerable improvements in children’s diet diversity. However, this non-separability of consumption and production does not hold for households that have access to food markets. These findings imply that nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions that push for market-integration are likely to be more effective in reducing undernutrition than those promoting production diversity.

  • Authors: Kalle Hirvonen
  • Updated on: 2017-07-20 01:09:24 ,

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