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Accelerometry: a practical tool for understanding the role of energy in agriculture-nutrition linkages

Accelerometry: a practical tool for understanding the role of energy in agriculture-nutrition linkages

Zanello, Giacomo, Picchioni, Fiorella ORCID: 0000-0002-3456-386X, Srinivasan, C. S., Webb, P., Nkegbe, P., Cherukuri, R. and Neupane, S. (2020) Accelerometry: a practical tool for understanding the role of energy in agriculture-nutrition linkages. [Working Paper] (doi:https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34434.09928)

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Abstract

Research on nutrition in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has mainly focused on how policy and project interventions can bring about changes in diets, while changes in physical activity has been largely overlooked. Productivity-enhancing activities can impact the calorie deficits of the undernourished via their effects on energy intakes and energy expenditure. Rural transformation also has an effect on lifestyles of rural people. Changes in diets and physical activity patterns has a profound effect on livelihoods. The energy expenditure dimension has previously not been incorporated in the analysis of agriculture-nutrition linkages and livelihood analysis. Most studies capturing energy expenditure in rural households in LMICs have use methods that require a controlled setting. These can be quite expensive and are often very practical for population-level studies. Accelerometry has advanced in recent years, providing a new opportunity to collect more accurate population-level data on energy expenditure.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accelerometry devices, gender work allocation, rural livelihoods, drudgery reduction, Innovative methods.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TX Home economics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021 15:02
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30462

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