LANSA Working Paper Series 2017 19

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in Fragile Contexts

Published on 1 September 2017

Fragility, resulting both from violent conflict and/or severely adverse environmental conditions linked
to climate change, fundamentally alters the linkages between agriculture and nutrition outcomes.
This paper argues that these alterations occur not only because of the political economy and other
logistic constraints placed on agriculture and nutrition in contexts of fragility, but also because the
state may or may not have the capacity or political will to undertake the different degrees of flexible
and innovative functioning required to administer and implement interventions in such contexts. A
rethinking of where and when the state does and does not have the willingness or organisational
capacity to exercise effective control and implement programmes is needed in order to determine
the full extent of whether and how agriculture can be leveraged for nutrition.

Cite this publication

Gupte, J. (2017) Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in Fragile Contexts, LANSA Working Paper Vol 2017 No 19. Brighton. IDS

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published by
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)
Gupte, Jaideep


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