EPAR Research Brief #2
Thu, 10/30/2008
Cameron Clark
Sandra Archibald
C. Leigh Anderson
Carol Levin

This brief reviews the literature on the links between agriculture and human nutrition in rural South Asia, exploring why South Asia has experienced enormous growth in agricultural productivity without subsequent reductions in hunger.  An annotated review of relevant articles is included in addition to the analysis.  The articles are presented by sub-topic, including sustained economic growth versus lack of progress in nutrition rates and hunger in South Asia, primary determinants of improved nutrition at the household level, agricultural productivity/reform and interventions in nutritional status.

Type of Research: 
Literature Review
Research Topic Category: 
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Agricultural Productivity, Yield, & Constraints
Household Well-Being & Equity
Food Security & Nutrition
Geographic focus: 
South Asia Region and Selected Countries

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