Agricultural Interventions for Improved Nutrition: A Review of Livelihood and Environmental Dimensions

After reviewing 42 evaluations of agricultural interventions for improved maternal and child nutrition, the authors of this article identify three intervention typologies – enhancement, diversification, and substitution – that reflect the impacts of interventions on household livelihoods and patterns of food consumption. In applying the typologies to existing evaluations, the research summarizes the evidence base and emphasizes areas for further inquiry, particularly in terms of understanding these interventions amid complex environmental, political, and economic local contexts.

Fiorella, K., Chen, R., Milner, E., Fernald, L. Global Food Security (2016). Vol. 8. 39-47.