The influence of household farming systems on dietary diversity and caloric intake: the case of Uganda

V.G.M. Linderhof, J.P. Powell, Romain Vignes, R. Ruben

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Abstract

The relationship between farm production diversity at the plot level and diversity of household consumption and caloric intake are econometrically estimated. Our results confirm previous findings that an increase in production diversity increases consumption diversity and thereby, presumably, household nutritional levels. In addition, we find a positive relationship between diversity of farm production and caloric intake. Three waves of the World Bank LSMS-ISA database for Uganda were used to create a panel data set. Fixed effects models were estimated. Preliminary results indicate that households that produce a greater diversity of crops, have higher food expenditures, have larger farms, and consume more from their own production have higher nutrition diversity and caloric intake. Policy implications are that strategies aimed at increasing household production diversity may have positive effects on household nutritional levels and caloric intake.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists: Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in Africa: The Role of Policy and Governance - the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 23 Sep 201626 Sep 2016
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Conference5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists
CountryEthiopia
CityAddis Ababa
Period23/09/1626/09/16
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    Linderhof, V. G. M., Powell, J. P., Vignes, R., & Ruben, R. (2016). The influence of household farming systems on dietary diversity and caloric intake: the case of Uganda. Paper presented at 5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. https://edepot.wur.nl/392846