Assessing the Impact of Migration on Food and Nutrition Security

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Calogero Carletto

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Date Written: Feburary 2011

Abstract

Migration has become a key component in the livelihood strategies of an increasing number of households across the developing world and remittances have expanded dramatically in the last decade. This has come at a time when an increased emphasis has been placed on reducing malnutrition to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. While this is the case, there has been little attention on the interface between migration and nutrition even though migration can influence nutrition through a number of channels. The objective of this special issue is to present state-of-the-art analyses of the link between migration and nutrition in developing countries. In this paper, an overview of the conceptual and empirical issues in identifying the link between migration and nutrition are considered. Further, the results from seven country case studies are synthesized and policy implications are drawn.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Carletto, Calogero and Davis, Benjamin and Zezza, Alberto, Assessing the Impact of Migration on Food and Nutrition Security (Feburary 2011). Food Policy, Vol. 36, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306657

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

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Calogero Carletto

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Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

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