Monday, April 08, 2013

Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health

The fundamental purpose of agriculture is not just to produce food and raw materials, but also to grow healthy, well-nourished people. One of the sector’s most important tasks then is to provide food of sufficient quantity and quality to feed and nourish the world’s population sustainably so that all people can lead healthy, productive lives. Achieving this goal will require closer collaboration across the sectors of agriculture, nutrition, and health, which have long operated in separate spheres with little recognition of how their actions affect each other. It is time for agriculture, nutrition, and health to join forces in pursuit of the common goal of improving human well-being.

In Reshaping Agriculture forNutrition and Health, leading experts, practitioners, and policymakers explore the links among agriculture, nutrition, and health and identify ways to strengthen related policies and programs. The chapters in this book were originally commissioned as background papers or policy briefs for the conference “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health,” facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2020 Vision Initiative in New Delhi, India, in February 2011.

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Table of Contents and Front Matter
Chapter 1: Overview
Shenggen Fan, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, and Heidi Fritschel
Chapter 2: Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition: Toward Conceptualizing the Linkages
John Hoddinott
Chapter 3: The Food System and Its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition
Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Chapter 4: The Nexus between Agriculture and Nutrition: Do Growth Patterns and Conditional Factors Matter?
Shenggen Fan and Joanna Brzeska
Chapter 5: Turning Economic Growth into Nutrition-Sensitive Growth
Derek Headey
Chapter 6: Growth Is Good, but Is Not Enough to Improve Nutrition
Olivier Ecker, Clemens Breisinger, and Karl Pauw
Chapter 7: The Role of Agricultural Growth in Reducing Poverty and Hunger: The Case of Tanzania
Karl Pauw and James Thurlow
Chapter 8: Feeding the Future’s Changing Diets: Implications for Agriculture Markets, Nutrition, and Policy
Siwa Msangi and Mark W. Rosegrant
Chapter 9: Value Chains for Nutrition
Corinna Hawkes and Marie T. Ruel
Chapter 10: Biofortification: Leveraging Agriculture to Reduce Hidden Hunger
Howarth Bouis and Yassir Islam
Chapter 11: Responding to Health Risks along the Value Chain
Pippa Chenevix Trench, Clare Narrod, Devesh Roy, and Marites Tiongco
Chapter 12: Agriculture-Associated Diseases: Adapting Agriculture to Improve Human Health
John McDermott and Delia Grace
Chapter 13: Do Health Investments Improve Agricultural Productivity? Lessons from Agricultural Household and Health Research
Paul E. McNamara, John M. Ulimwengu, and Kenneth L. Leonard
Chapter 14: Two-Way Links between Health and Farm Labor
Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Catherine Chiang, Paul Thangata, and Kwaw S. Andam
Chapter 15: Addressing the Links among Agriculture, Malaria, and Development in Africa
Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Felix A. Asante, Jifar Tarekegn, and Kwaw S. Andam
Chapter 16: Gender: A Key Dimension Linking Agricultural Programs to Improved Nutrition and Health
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Julia Behrman, Purnima Menon, and Agnes Quisumbing
Chapter 17: Cross-Sectoral Coordination in the Public Sector: A Challenge to Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health
Todd Benson
Chapter 18: Accelerating National Policymaking across Sectors to Enhance Nutrition
Robert K. N. Mwadime
Chapter 19: Advocacy to Reduce Malnutrition in Uganda: Some Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa
Brenda Shenute Namugumya
Chapter 20: Exploring the Agriculture–Nutrition Disconnect in India
Stuart Gillespie and Suneetha Kadiyala
Chapter 21: Bridging the Gap between the Agriculture and Health Sectors
Joachim von Braun, Marie T. Ruel, and Stuart Gillespie
Chapter 22: Governing the Dietary Transition: Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health
Robert Paarlberg
Chapter 23: Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health: The Way Forward
Shenggen Fan, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, and Heidi Fritschel
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