Impacts of Agriculture on Nutrition: Nature of the Evidence and Research Gaps

Examining 10 papers published since 2000 to synthesize current evidence of agriculture-to-nutrition linkages, this paper finds empirical evidence of the impact of agricultural interventions on nutrition outcomes to be scarce. The authors suggest the absence of evidence should not be equated with evidence of no impact, owing primarily to weaknesses in study design. An unpacking of the broad domains of agriculture and nutritional status are needed for future analysis to meaningfully inform future policy and programmatic decisions. 

Webb, P and Kennedy, E. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. (March 2014) Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 126-131