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The agriculture sector can contribute to nutrition by increasing the food production and income of smallholder households. It can support the availability and affordability of a diverse diet while increasing household earnings, which could potentially be used for the purchase of food and non-food goods and services important to family health and nutrition. The first agriculture-related brief in this series highlights the importance of intentionality in obtaining such nutritional outcomes from agriculture.

Women from the Khatlon province in Tajikistan admire the tomatoes they harvested from their greenhouses, constructed as part of the USAID Family Farming Program. Photo credit: Sayora Khalimova/USAID