Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Crop diversification, dietary diversity and agricultural income: empirical evidence from eight developing countries

Crop diversification, dietary diversity and agricultural income: empirical evidence from eight... AbstractThis study sheds light on the dilemma between food crop specialisation and diversification. We use data from household surveys to estimate the effects of crop diversification on nutrition (dietary diversity) and on income (crops sold) of rural households from eight developing and transition economies. We find that the vast majority of households grow crops despite the modest contribution of agriculture to income. Most agricultural land is devoted to staple food production; high-value commodities such as fruits and vegetables are also produced, but in limited quantities. Both descriptive statistics and regression results show a positive correlation between the number of crops cultivated, household income from crops and the two indicators we use for dietary diversity, also after controlling for household characteristics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'etudes du developpe Taylor & Francis

Crop diversification, dietary diversity and agricultural income: empirical evidence from eight developing countries

17 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/crop-diversification-dietary-diversity-and-agricultural-income-VH3nrTya9x

References (54)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)
ISSN
2158-9100
eISSN
0225-5189
DOI
10.1080/02255189.2014.898580
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

AbstractThis study sheds light on the dilemma between food crop specialisation and diversification. We use data from household surveys to estimate the effects of crop diversification on nutrition (dietary diversity) and on income (crops sold) of rural households from eight developing and transition economies. We find that the vast majority of households grow crops despite the modest contribution of agriculture to income. Most agricultural land is devoted to staple food production; high-value commodities such as fruits and vegetables are also produced, but in limited quantities. Both descriptive statistics and regression results show a positive correlation between the number of crops cultivated, household income from crops and the two indicators we use for dietary diversity, also after controlling for household characteristics.

Journal

Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'etudes du developpeTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2014

Keywords: household survey data; crop diversification; nutrition; crop income; dietary diversity

There are no references for this article.