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Post-green revolution food systems and the triple burden of malnutrition

  • Gómez, Miguel I.
  • Barrett, Christopher B.
  • Raney, Terri
  • Pinstrup-Andersen, Per
  • Meerman, Janice
  • Croppenstedt, André
  • Carisma, Brian
  • Thompson, Brian

Developing country food systems have changed dramatically since the Green Revolution period. At the same time, malnutrition still represents a challenge and is now understood to encompass the three simultaneous dimensions of undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and over-nutrition manifest in overweight and obesity. These changes in food systems and in the understanding of the global malnutrition challenge necessitate fresh thinking about food systems-based strategies to reduce malnutrition. This paper introduces a special section that offers such new perspectives. We discuss trends with respect to indicators of the triple burden of malnutrition to understand the extent of global malnutrition challenges and then relate those to food systems transformation in developing countries.

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Volume (Year): 42 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 129-138

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:42:y:2013:i:c:p:129-138
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