Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum
his book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender. It assesses the impacts of various agricultural interventions and policies on nutrition and profiles the up-and-down journeys of countries such as Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, and Malawi in integrating nutrition into agricultural policies and programmes. It highlights successes such as biofortification, the integration of behaviour change communication and gender equality into existing agricultural interventions, and agriculture's role in improving household access to nutritious foods and diet diversity. It analyses challenges such as climate and environmental change, undernutrition, and obesity. And it ponders big questions, such as how to build capacity, engage with the private sector, participate in the big data revolution, and foster strong governance and leadership throughout agriculture and nutrition.
Keywordsagricultural policy; development programs; Nyasaland; Least Developed Countries; value chain; climatic change; East Asia; constraints; nutrition programmes; Malawi; China; ACP Countries; nutrition programs; diet; People's Republic of China; Abyssinia; obesity; climate change; feeding programmes; Commonwealth of Nations; feeding programs; biofortification; agricultural sector; undernutrition; fatness; Africa; APEC countries; food access; India; South Asia; Africa South of Sahara; nutrition; Bangladesh; private sector; Asia; nutrition policy; SADC Countries; development programmes; subsaharan Africa; Developing Countries; Anglophone Africa; gender relations; Ethiopia; East Africa; governance
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Publication date and placeUK, 2019
Dietetics & nutrition
Food security & supply