This book is an expose of the many food consumption-related problems which need to be considered alongside agricultural production issues in development. It examines factors that determine the degree to which people have access to food and can assimilate its nutrients.
Part One: Limits to Measurement 1. Food systems and needs 2. Defining malnutrition 3. Energy and protein requirements 4. Food system indicators Part Two: The Causes of Malnutrition 5. Multiple causes in malnutrition 6. Functional classes and targeted policies Part Three: Food and Nutrition Policy and Agriculture 7. Agrarian change and poverty 8. Markets and food availability 9. Nutrition interventions 10. Professional roles and research