Social innovation for nutrition-sensitive and sustainable agricultural development pathways.

Project

Social innovation for nutrition-sensitive and sustainable agricultural development pathways

The objective of this research is to identify development pathways in agriculture that stimulate both commercially viable (climate-smart) agriculture and improve the production and consumption of nutritious foods. It also explores what socially happens in processes of agricultural commercialisation and the implications for food and nutrition security, especially at farmer household level.

The objective of this research is to identify development pathways in agriculture that stimulate both commercially viable (climate-smart) agriculture and improve the production and consumption of nutritious foods. It also explores what socially happens in processes of agricultural commercialisation and the implications for food and nutrition security, especially at farmer household level. The strategies and development pathways for food and nutrition security, and the methods to identify them, are examined for the country specific context of Myanmar (a largely agrarian nation at the early stages of institutional reform) within the regional context of ASEAN[1]. Evidence will be built through local case studies and bottom-up initiatives aimed at improving food and nutrition security of farmer households. This way, social innovation can foster the transition to a sustainable food system.


[1] Association of SouthEast Nations member states are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myammar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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