Child Malnutrition, Agricultural Diversification and Commercialization among Smallholder Farmers in Eastern Zambia

With only a few months remaining, Zambia still has a long way to achieving the millennium development goal of halving the number of stunted children by the end of 2015. Almost half of the children in Zambia remain undernourished and 40% of them have stunted growth, a long term malnutrition effect. This makes Zambia one of the countries with the highest levels of malnutrition in the world. The most vulnerable are the children from rural households which depend entirely on rainfed seasonal agricultural production and income, and survive on diets that are deficient in proteins and other important nutrients.


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2015-02-10T20:05:57Z
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Working or Discussion Paper
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https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/198189
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http://purl.umn.edu/198189
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IAPRI Working Paper
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