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Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

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This 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 t...

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Biodiversity: an essential natural resource for improving diets and nutrition.

This chapter characterizes the biodiversity on the planet and stresses the importance of biodiversity for agriculture. It then highlights the latest research on the decline in biodiversity and its impact on food supplies, and how biodiversity links to diets. It describes some challenges in ensuring that agrobiodiversity is central to sustainable development. Finally, it identifies the gaps in knowledge that remain and some potential solutions to push biodiversity to the forefront of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seizing the momentum to reshape agriculture for nutrition. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Agriculture for nutrition: direct and indirect effects. Author(s): Headey, D. Masters, W. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Food value chains for nutrition. Author(s): Allen, S. Maestre, M. Gelli, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Improving nutrition through biofortification. Author(s): Bouis, H. E. Saltzman, A. Birol, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition. Author(s): Malapit, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 68) Nutritional ecology: understanding the intersection of climate/environmental change, food systems and health. Author(s): Raiten, D. J. Combs, G. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Reshaping agriculture to reduce obesity. Author(s): Ecker, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 93) New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs. Author(s): Ruel, M. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 104) Safety nets for agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Gilligan, D. O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 113) How can businesses operating in the food system accelerate improvements in nutrition? Author(s): Haddad, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Governance and leadership in agri-food systems and nutrition. Author(s): Gillespie, S. Nisbett, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 134) Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Babu, S. C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 142) Big data in agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Musker, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 154) Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience. Author(s): Ahmed, A. U. Ghostlaw, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 165) Moving towards nutrition-sensitive agriculture strategies and programming in Ethiopia. Author(s): Anne Bossuyt
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 178) Unraveling India's Malnutrition dilemma - a path toward nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Author(s): Prabhu Pingali Abraham, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 189) Moving beyond maize: the evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue. Author(s): Aberman, N. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 198) China's road to a nutrition-driven agricultural and food system. Author(s): Chen, K. Wang, Z.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 209) The way forward for nutrition-driven agriculture. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Berman Institute of Bioethics, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Deering Hall 207, 1809 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399311
  • Record Number
  • 20193035296