Better Together: Improving Food Security and Nutrition by Linking Market and Food Systems

Zuinga, Martha Cruz, Lynn, Monty L., Mwesigwa, Elly Kaganzi, Norell, Dan, Sriram, Vidhya, and Tumusiime, Emmanuel (2019), "Better Together: Improving Food Security and Nutrition by Linking Market and Food Systems," Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 30:3, 189–205.

17 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2020

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Monty Lynn

Abilene Christian University

Date Written: September 2019

Abstract

Market-based approaches to food security often increase agricultural productivity and income yet sometimes fail to enhance nutrition. When food security programming combines market and food systems with a specific focus on women and girls, economic and nutrition outcomes benefit. We identify distinctive and shared elements from market and food systems and highlight how they enhance nutrition outcomes when they are combined. We describe food security programming by CARE and World Vision in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, demonstrating nutrition gains in food-insecure households.

Keywords: food systems, food security, gender, market systems development, value chain development

JEL Classification: O13, O17, O19, Q1, Q16, Q18

Suggested Citation

Lynn, Monty, Better Together: Improving Food Security and Nutrition by Linking Market and Food Systems (September 2019). Zuinga, Martha Cruz, Lynn, Monty L., Mwesigwa, Elly Kaganzi, Norell, Dan, Sriram, Vidhya, and Tumusiime, Emmanuel (2019), "Better Together: Improving Food Security and Nutrition by Linking Market and Food Systems," Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 30:3, 189–205., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3657688

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