Nutrition-enhancing food and 
agricultural systems 
Per Pinstrup-Andersen 
Cornell University 
PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETI...
Nutrition-enhancing food and 
agricultural systems 
Per Pinstrup-Andersen 
ICN2 Technical Preparatory Meeting 
Session 3 
...
A nutrition-enhancing food and 
agricultural system 
 What does it mean? 
 Underutilized potential? 
 Why has the poten...
Key linkages or pathways (1) 
 Food availability 
 Quantity, quality, diversity 
 Source: Farm or value chain 
 Source...
Key linkages or pathways (2) 
 Prices 
 Food price level relative to other prices 
 Relative prices among foods 
 Pric...
Key linkages or pathways (3) 
 Behavior of consumers, farmers, processors 
and traders 
 Compatibility or conflict with ...
What to do (1)? 
 Interventions are context-specific 
 Likely to be relevant in many contexts: 
1. Increase incomes of t...
What to do (2)? 
5. Seek to break the two-way causal link 
between production and consumption of 
energy-dense, nutrient-p...
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Per Pinstrup-Andersen
ICN2 Technical Preparatory Meeting
Session 3
FAO, November 14, 2013

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ICN2-Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems

  1. 1. Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems Per Pinstrup-Andersen Cornell University PREPARATORY TECHNICAL MEETING FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy 13-15 November 2013
  2. 2. Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems Per Pinstrup-Andersen ICN2 Technical Preparatory Meeting Session 3 FAO, November 14, 2013
  3. 3. A nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural system  What does it mean?  Underutilized potential?  Why has the potential not been exploited?  Not a single sectorial responsibility  Conflicts between nutrition and other goals  Market signals – behavior of system agents  Seek multiple wins - mainstreaming
  4. 4. Key linkages or pathways (1)  Food availability  Quantity, quality, diversity  Source: Farm or value chain  Source: Own production or market  Incomes  Direct and indirect  Food or cash
  5. 5. Key linkages or pathways (2)  Prices  Food price level relative to other prices  Relative prices among foods  Prices of non-foods  Time availability  Gender-specific  Productivity increases in women’s activities
  6. 6. Key linkages or pathways (3)  Behavior of consumers, farmers, processors and traders  Compatibility or conflict with other goals  Agriculture as producer of raw materials  Drivers of diet composition  Other factors Water, sanitation, food safety and care
  7. 7. What to do (1)?  Interventions are context-specific  Likely to be relevant in many contexts: 1. Increase incomes of the poor 2. Reduce unit-costs of production of nutrients 3. Pursue diversity in production and consumption 4. Do not add to women’s total time requirements
  8. 8. What to do (2)? 5. Seek to break the two-way causal link between production and consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor processed food  Incentives and regulations in the value chain  Knowledge sharing focused on consumers 6. Combine interventions for food, water, sanitation and child and health care. Seek break the

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