This paper attempts to verify whether the existence of the poverty nutrition trap has implications for agricultural productivity in rural India. We find evidence that energy intake has affected farm productivity in rural India irrespective of whether we do robust regression or control for self-selection issues through a Heckman procedure. Thus improving energy intake would help improve farm productivity in rural India.
Jha, R.; Gaiha, R.; Sharma, A. Farm productivity and energy intake in rural India. (2006) 7 pp.