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Policy Reports

Adapting Food-based Strategies to Improve the Nutrition of the Landless

Jillian Waid, Leland Fellow
Published 2011

Bangladesh, Asia

Food-based approaches that focus on dietary diversification are effective strategies for reducing micro- and macro-nutrient deficiencies in malnourished populations. However, this model has not yet been fully adapted to improve the lives of those who live in land constrained households. This paper reviews Helen Keller International’s work with homestead dietary diversification strategies over the past 20 years and then proposes modifications to ensure that the most marginalized can derive equitable nutrition benefits from this food-based intervention.

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Publication tags: Policy Reports - Food Systems and Agriculture, Health, Nutrition and Hunger

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Jillian Waid

Leland Fellow