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Agriculture-led Growth Strategies

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Increasing total household income and expanding food budgets are central to a household’s ability to afford the quantity, quality, and diversity of food needed for complete human nutrition.

Agricultural commercialization, emerging retail opportunities, year-round availability of income opportunities and food supply, and rural labor dynamics each can have profound effects on household budgets and the ability to access food. Additionally, these household income determinants are mediated by additional factors such as relative food prices, sector-specific policies, access to inputs and technology, age and gender.

TCI is committed to researching and better understanding the links between household income generation, including productivity gains, commercialization, new market opportunities, household labor allocation, non-farm employment and the resulting impacts on individual nutrition.

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