Agricultural Production, Dietary Diversity, and Climate Variability






global-grainsA new Policy Research Working Paper released by the World Bank, which helps to fill a key gap in the evidence on the relationship between productivity and consumption. The study investigates the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition through both agricultural revenue and crop production. Results show that a 10 percent increase in agricultural revenue or crop diversity results in a 1.8 percent or 2.4 percent increase in dietary diversity, respectively. Results also show that  a 10 percent increase in agricultural revenue makes households 7.2 percent more likely to consume vegetables, 3.5 percent more likely to consume fish, and increases the share of tubers consumed by 5.2 percent.

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