Stakeholder perceptions of agriculture and nutrition policies and practice: A policy brief for Afghanistan
While there are multiple causes of malnutrition, undernutrition and lack of dietary diversity point to micronutrient deficiencies rather than generalised food insecurity. A crucial policy question is: what are the pathways and incentives needed to ensure that agriculture can have an impact on nutrition? The objectives of the research reported here were to identify the interrelationships among key organisations in agriculture and nutrition, evaluate the local evidence linking agriculture to nutrition and understand the perceptions of decision makers about policy making and implementation, as well as the capacities for improving nutrition through the agri-food system. The research was conducted within the DFID-funded research programme Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA).