Measuring Nutritional Quality of Agricultural Production Systems: Application to Fish Production

As the need to integrate nutrition outcomes into our food systems becomes ever more evident, valuing and measuring nutritional quality of the outputs of agricultural production is essential to make agriculture nutrition sensitive. This paper reviews existing indicators of nutritional quality, comparing and contrasting the strengths and limitations of relevant indicators from the agricultural production stage to selected aquaculture systems. The article identifies a few key indicators for capturing the ability of a production system to nourish the most people, which could be useful for prioritizing investments and decision-making in the public, non-government, and private sectors driving agriculture.

Bogard, Jessica R.; Marks, Geoffrey C.; Thilstedd, Shakuntala H.; Wood, Stephen. Global Food Security (March 2018) Vol. 16, pp. 54-64.