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