Knowledge for Development

How can agriculture and food system policies improve nutrition?


Date: 05/02/2015


The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition argues that the traditional view that increasing agricultural productivity will improve nutritional security is no longer tenable. Nor can nutrition-specific interventions or social protection programmes provide long term and sustainable nutrition for those most in need. Much more needs to be done to ensure that countries have agricultural and food systems that support a food environment that delivers healthy, diverse diets and ensures nutrition outcomes. This technical brief, and the accompanying policy summary, represent the first of a range of outputs from the Global Panel, designed to guide decision makers, particularly governments, on how to generate nutrition-enhancing agricultural and food policies and encourage investment in low- and middle-income countries. (Global Panel on Agriculture and Food System for Nutrition, 01.11.2014)

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