Indicators for examining links between agriculture, food security, and nutrition uri icon

abstract

  • How can the nutrition impact of agriculture programs be assessed? Depending on context, data may need to be collected on: production practices for food, livestock, and cash crops; post-farm gate value chain and other market-based activities; commodity prices; household food security; women's empowerment; and diet and nutrition outcomes. While not intended as an exhaustive review, this chapter provides a primer on some of the most commonly-used indicators for research, monitoring, and evaluation of these areas. The following sections discuss the commonly-used indicators for assessing:  diet and nutrition outcomes;  household food security;  gender, household decisionmaking, and empowerment;  agricultural production, productivity, and diversification; and  food markets and prices

publication date

  • 2015