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The relationship between poverty and malnutrition is evident in a wide range of contexts, but decades of development experience shows that even when incomes rise, households do not necessarily prioritize the purchase and consumption of diverse, nutrient-rich diets. Agricultural investments aimed at increasing income can therefore maximize their contribution to nutrition by considering the five key points described in this brief.

Photo of a women smiling in a field. USAID empowers women smallholder farmers by providing opportunities for them to raise crops and generate income. Photo credit: Wasif Hasan/USAID