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

ISBN 9781560221036
Published October 31, 2002 by CRC Press
408 Pages

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Book Description

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!

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Food Systems for Improved Human Nutrition: An Introduction
  • Food Systems and Malnutrition: Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and Productivity
  • Food-Based Approaches for Alleviating Micronutrient Malnutrition: An Overview
  • Effects of Micronutrient Deficiencies on Human Health: Its Status in South Asia
  • Rapid Economic Change, the Nutrition Transition and Its Effects on the Structure of Consumption: The Nutrition Transition in China
  • Shifts in Cropping System and Its Effect on Human Nutrition: Case Study from India
  • Nutritional and Economic Benefits of Enhanced Vegetable Production and Consumption
  • Agroforestry Systems for Food and Nutrition Security?Potentials, Pathways, and Policy Research Needs
  • Quality Protein Maize: Overcoming the Hurdles
  • Improving Rice to Meet Food and Nutritional Needs: Biotechnological Approaches
  • Changing Significance of Inland Fisheries for Livelihoods and Nutrition in Bangladesh
  • Adoption of Crossbred Cow Technologies and Increased Food Security Among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in the East African Highlands
  • Delivering Micronutrients via Food Fortification
  • Designing Nutrition Interventions with Food Systems: Planning, Communication, Monitoring, and Evaluation
  • Food Systems Approach for Sustainable Nutrition Security: A Synthesis and Way Forward
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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