Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan – Pathways and Disconnects

This paper analyses the pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition in the context of Pakistan

Abstract

This paper analyses the pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition in the context of Pakistan, using a framework developed by theTackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India (TANDI) research programme. The pathways identified are:

  • agriculture as a source of food

  • agriculture as a source of income

  • supply and demand factors in agriculture that impact household food security

  • non-food expenditure of income derived from agriculture

  • role of gender through female employment in agriculture and its impact on intra-household allocations, care practices and wome's own energy expenditure.

The analysis highlights the importance of moving beyond understanding agriculture as a source of food for farm households, and examines the trade-off between self-consumption and the market price of food.

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This research was supported by the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.

Citation

Balagamwala, M.; Gazdar, H. Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan - Pathways and Disconnects. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan (2013) 30 pp.

Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan – Pathways and Disconnects

Published 1 January 2013