Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum

Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum
Fan,Shenggen; Yosef,Sivan; Pandya-Lorch,Rajul
Cabi Publishing
About 800 million people suffer from hunger, 2 billion from lack of micronutrients, and more than 2 billion from overweight and obesity. There is renewed interest in reshaping agricultural and food systems, at the global, regional and national levels, so that poor and vulnerable people have access to and are able to consume nutritious foods. This book reviews research findings, results from on-the-ground programmes and interventions, and policy experiences during the past 5-10 years. It examines direct and indirect effects of agriculture on nutrition, following the agricultural value chain to explore this complex relationship, from biodiversity and crop fortification, to programme evaluation, to the impact of agricultural policies on consumers’ choices and actions. It explores the role of various actors along the chain, including women and the private sector, and cross-cutting themes such as data and capacity building. Developing-country experiences and the knowledge and action gaps that remain in truly integrating agriculture and nutrition aims and related practices are considered.
E-ISBN: 9781786399328 ISBN: 9781786399311