How can the nutrition impact of agriculture programs be assessed? Depending on context, data may need to be collected on: production practices for food, livestock, and cash crops; post-farm gate value chain and other market-based activities; commodity prices; household food security; women’s empowerment; and diet and nutrition outcomes. While not intended as an exhaustive review, this chapter provides a primer on some of the most commonly-used indicators for research, monitoring, and evaluation of these areas. The following sections discuss the commonly-used indicators for assessing:
diet and nutrition outcomes;
household food security;
gender, household decisionmaking, and empowerment;
agricultural production, productivity, and diversification; and
food markets and prices.
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