Food Systems for Improved Human Nutrition: Linking Agriculture, Nutrition and Productivity

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 31, 2002 - Medical - 394 pages
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Learn to produce crops with improved nutrition to alleviate malnourishment--using sustainable agriculture techniques!

Utilizing complete food systems to improve nutrition has become a priority in the fight against malnutrition. This book examines all aspects of food systems, drawing on examples from various countries and geographical regions. Bringing together the most recent work of international experts, Food Systems for Improved Human Nutrition provides an important overview of the food systems approach. It also explores the extent of malnourishment in different areas; presents case studies from South Asia, China, India, Bangladesh, and East Africa; points to ways to improve food production and nutrient quality; and suggests directions for future research. Helpful charts and tables make the information in this well-referenced book easy to access and understand.

Food Systems for Improved Human Nutrition brings you state-of-the-art information on:
  • the potential benefits of agroforestry systems
  • how to fortify food with micronutrients
  • how to design population-appropriate nutrition interventions
  • the ways that rapid economic change can affect human nutrition in a given area
  • biotech approaches to improve nutrition in rice and maize crops
  • crossbred cow technologies in the East African highlands
  • and much more!

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