IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 30 - Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chains From a Smallholder Perspective: A Framework for Project Design

Nutrition-sensitive Value Chains From a Smallholder Perspective: A Framework for Project Design, September 2018; ISBN 978-92-9072-853-5

51 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2018

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Isabel de la Peña

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

James Garrett

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: November 15, 2018

Abstract

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers. It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder perspective, and presenting an analytical framework for the development of nutrition-sensitive value chains. The review identified multiple interventions that can serve the goals of income generation and nutrition improvement of smallholders, while also contributing to environmental sustainability and gender empowerment. But trade-offs exist too. By applying a nutrition lens to the different stages of the value chain, challenges and opportunities across these dimensions can be identified to promote development of nutrition-sensitive value chains.

Keywords: Development Studies, Value Chain, Gender Empowerment, Sustainability

Suggested Citation

de la Peña, Isabel and Garrett, James and Gelli, Aulo, IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 30 - Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chains From a Smallholder Perspective: A Framework for Project Design (November 15, 2018). Nutrition-sensitive Value Chains From a Smallholder Perspective: A Framework for Project Design, September 2018; ISBN 978-92-9072-853-5, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3285071

Isabel De la Peña (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

James Garrett

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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