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Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chain Development in a Changing Climate


It is predicted that rising temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns will substantially impact food systems. Nutritious crops often require water-intensive growing techniques; hence production decisions and yields could be substantially affected by a changing climate. Value chain interventions can help overcome constraints in terms of inputs, storage and transportation that limit access to nutritious foods which may become more pronounced in the face of climate change. However, interventions should be tailored to specific regions and consider the environmental trade-offs that may be required. Public-private partnerships that strengthen market linkages may allow for access to more nutritious food, but require an understanding of the roles for both public and private actors.

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