Measuring the Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Price Indexes for Diet Diversity and the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy.

Masters, William

Bai, Yan

Herforth, Anna

Sarpong, Daniel

Mishili, Fulgence

Kinabo, Joyce

Coates, Jennifer.


  • Policies and programs often aim to improve the affordability of nutritious diets, but existing food price indexes are based on observed quantities that may not meet nutritional goals. To measure changes in the cost of reaching international standards of diet quality, we introduce a new cost of diet diversity index based on the lowest-cost way to include at least five different food groups as defined ... read more
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  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics, aay059.
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