IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/h/spr/esichp/978-0-387-29748-4_17.html
   My bibliography  Save this book chapter

Agricultural Research and Policy to Achieve Nutrition Goals

In: Poverty, Inequality and Development

Author

Listed:
  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen

    (Cornell University)

Abstract

8. Concluding Comments The triple burden of malnutrition is causing very serious human misery to many millions of individuals and the economic and health costs to societies are high. Agricultural research and policy can be an important part of the solution but it can also be part of the problem. The key is to design policies and research priorities to fit the particular circumstances rather than seeking policies that fit all. Incorporating nutrition goals into the decision-making process can make these policies more effective in solving the nutrition problems but the impact will be limited by other barriers to good nutrition such as contaminated water, poor health and sanitation, vested economic interests, and consumer behavior that may not prioritize good nutrition. With 5–10 million preschool children dying of hunger and malnutrition every year, with 800 million people suffering from hunger, with every third pre-school child in developing countries being either stunted or underweight or both, with almost one-third of the world population suffering from micronutrient deficiencies, and with the prevalence of overweight and obesity expanding at epidemic rates, already reaching about a billion people, it is time to act. Agriculture should do its part.

Suggested Citation

  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2006. "Agricultural Research and Policy to Achieve Nutrition Goals," Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion, and Well-Being, in: Alain Janvry & Ravi Kanbur (ed.), Poverty, Inequality and Development, chapter 0, pages 353-370, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:esichp:978-0-387-29748-4_17
    DOI: 10.1007/0-387-29748-0_17
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:esichp:978-0-387-29748-4_17. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: http://www.springer.com .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Sonal Shukla or Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing (email available below). General contact details of provider: http://www.springer.com .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.