The state of food and agriculture 2013: food systems for better nutrition

  • 04/06/2013
  • FAO

The state of food and agriculture 2013: food systems for better nutrition

The Green Revolution reduced hunger also in India, but it is not enough to raise yields, other, complementary interventions in the food system and other sectors are also important says this 2013 edition of FAO's State of Food & Agriculture report.

Malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity – imposes unacceptably high economic and social costs on countries at all income levels. The State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food systems for better nutrition argues that improving nutrition and reducing these costs must begin with food and agriculture. The traditional role of agriculture in producing food and generating income is fundamental, but agriculture and the entire food system – from inputs and production, through processing, storage, transport and retailing, to consumption – can contribute much more to the eradication of malnutrition.

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