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Type Working Paper
Title The potential of nutrition-sensitive Conservation Agriculture: lessons from Zambia
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URL http://www.ennonline.net/fex/51/nutsensitiveconservationagrzambia
Abstract
What we know: Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a means to sustainably increase food production; how to integrate nutrition considerations into agricultural CA practices is not well researched.

What this article adds: A study by Concern Worldwide explored pathways for nutrition-sensitive CA in Central and Western Provinces of Zambia, based on literature review, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Potential nutrition impacts identified were: increased own production and consumption of CA crops (cereals and legumes); livestock products and vegetables; increased time availability and agricultural diversity that could contribute to improved infant and young child feeding practices; purchase of other foods through income generated; and improved soils yielding more nutritious food.

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