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Agriculture, Nutrition, and Unemployment: An Analysis of Scholarly Literature (1974-2018)

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Malnutrition remains a key development challenge in many developing countries. Diversified agriculture practice can play an important role in dealing with this challenge. This paper attempts to review the research done on Agriculture and nutrition and analyze its outcome on employment generation through a systematic review of the literature. The paper concludes that the first paper on this aspect was published in 1974, but very few papers were published in this area. Post the year 2000, and there was an increase in the number of papers published in this area. However, the number of publications in this area is still quite less, which calls for a focus on the research in this area. Several research patterns have evolved from issues like mortality, mother, breastfeeding, child population, and education and have turned to recent issues like sustainability, livelihood, food insecurity, and urban agriculture. This paper provides insights into the gaps in the field of agriculture relating nutrition and employment aspect and analysis of new frontiers for Agriculture, Employment, and Nutrition, enabling future research directions. The literature analysis shows that the linkage between agriculture, nutrition, and employment is a less explored area, and there is a need for further research in this area. Particularly, developing nations have much importance to agriculture and its role in improving nutrition and employment. Their research should explore this nexus for achieving the Sustainable development goals of “No Poverty” and Zero Hunger.”


Sushant Malik, Nisha Bharti, Ravi Sharma. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Unemployment: An Analysis of Scholarly Literature (1974-2018). Cardiometry; Issue 24; November 2022; p.558-566; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.24.558566; Available from:


Agriculture,  Nutrition,  Employment,  Systematic review,  Literature review,  Linkages
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