Value Chains and Nutrition: A Framework to Support the Identification, Design, and Evaluation of Interventions

This IFPRI Discussion Paper explores how a value chain framework can inform the design of interventions for achieving improved nutrition. The three main channels for value chains to improve nutrition are: 1) through increased consumption of nutrition foods; or 2) through increased incomes from value chain transactions; or 3) through increased nutrition value-addition in the chain transactions. The authors highlight how the main pathways are context specific and introduce typologies based on the supply and demand profile of the specific value chain. 

International Food Policy Research Institute, January 2015