This book explores the role of health in sustainable agricultural development into the early decades of the twenty-first century. It focuses on emerging agricultural research priorities in developed and developing economies in response to the demands placed on their agricultural systems.
Introduction - concerns about health and agricultural development, Vernon W. Ruttan. Part 1 Global climate change: a perspective from the Commission on Health Research for Development, David E. Bell; organizing for health rather than sickness, Donald A. Henderson. Part 2 Disease in the tropics: agriculture and health, David Bradley; vaccines, drugs and tropical diseases, Kenneth A. Warren; where do we stand on AIDS?, James Chin. Part 3 Nutrition, environment and health: food supply and health, Michael Osterholm; nutrition, disease and health, John Murray; culture and nutrition, Doris H. Calloway; water and disease, Conrad P. Straub; health and environment in Central and Eastern Europe, Zbigniew Bochniarz. Part 4 Disease, health and development: historical population collapse, Thomas Whitmore; agricultural development, John Sanders; population and development, Bruce F. Johnston. Part 5 Perspectives and reflections: institutional design, Donald A. Henderson and D.E. Bell; research implications, V.W. Ruttan; agricultural and health research systems, D.E. Bell and V.W. Ruttan.