Structural adjustment, agriculture, and nutrition : policy options in the Gambia

Braun , J.V. and Johm, K. and Kinteh, S. and Puetz, D. (1990) Structural adjustment, agriculture, and nutrition : policy options in the Gambia. Working Paper. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. .

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Abstract

It is now well understood that increasing productivity in agriculture is central to rural economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Increased labor productivity that raises food output--an essential part of the story--is also conditioned, however, on the health and nutritional situation of the labor force. Studying relationships among labor productivity, health, and nutrition reveals clearly that agricultural development is interacting with poverty, consumption, and nutrition in West Africa's rural areas. During the past decade the growth of food production in West Africa was even lower than the highly unsatisfactory growth in Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole. The Gambia was no exception...

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumption, Nutrition, Fertilizer, Calories, Groundnuts, RP6802
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute
Subjects: Social Sciences
Postharvest Management
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 10:28
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 10:28
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/12977

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