Improve nutrition through agriculture

Improve nutrition through agriculture
N°11

The poor level of public investment in the agricultural sector and the many rights and benefits it has been granted raise questions as to its capacity to contribute effectively to the fight against malnutrition. Other than its acknowledged impact in terms of reducing poverty, the question remains as to what an agricultural policy geared more towards nutrition might contain. Furthermore, given that the fight against malnutrition is multidimensional, in what ways can the agricultural sector be encouraged to implement such a policy?

This bulletin summarises the recent publications in the field of both nutrition and agriculture, to present the elements of a response to these topical questions. Following a reminder of the principal forms of malnutrition and their causes, the bulletin will seek to describe the strategies implemented so far to combat malnutrition, notably in West Africa, and the main proposals aimed at providing a renewed approach in the agricultural sector.

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