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Agroforestry, nutrition, and health: understanding the links between agriculture and health

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  • Swallow, Brent M.
  • Ochola, Sophie

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"For the practice of agroforestry to yield its full potential, it needs to bring health and nutrition to the fore. The figure presents a simple conceptual framework of agroforestry, health, and nutrition linkages that focuses on five pathways between agroforestry and health, dubbed the MINER pathways: M—medicinal plant conservation, domestication, and propagation; I—income earned and inputs saved through improvements in the farm resource base and products for sale; N—nutritious agroforestry foods, including fruits and leaves; E—changes in ecosystem structure and function that affect disease risk and transmission; and R—responses of agroforestry priorities and program design to changes in farmers' circumstances resulting from health and nutrition problems. The rest of this brief briefly discusses the five MINER pathways." From text

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series 2020 vision briefs with number 13(11).

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:2020br:13(11)

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Keywords: Agriculture-health linkages; Agroforestry; Health and nutrition; Diseases; Farm produce; farm income; Ecosystem management;

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  1. Ngigi, Marther W. & Okello, Julius Juma & Lagerkvist, Carl Johan & Karanja, Nancy & Mburu, John G., 2010. "Assessment of developing-country urban consumers’ willingness to pay for quality of leafy vegetables: The case of middle and high income consumers in Nairobi, Kenya," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa 96191, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) & Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).

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