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Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

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This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender. It assesses the impacts of various agricultural interventions and policies on nutrition and profiles t...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 113)

How can businesses operating in the food system accelerate improvements in nutrition?

This chapter outlines some of the actions that businesses within food systems can take to improve nutrition outcomes and what governments and civil society can do to incentivize them to do so. There are three sets of actions to get businesses to do more to improve nutrition status: (i) creating demand for nutritious foods; (ii) improving the supply and affordability of nutritious foods; and (iii) creating an enabling environment for businesses to improve nutrition. The chapter argues that a failure to incentivize businesses to do more to improve nutrition results in missed opportunities to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goal target of ending malnutrition by 2030.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seizing the momentum to reshape agriculture for nutrition. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Agriculture for nutrition: direct and indirect effects. Author(s): Headey, D. Masters, W. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Food value chains for nutrition. Author(s): Allen, S. Maestre, M. Gelli, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Biodiversity: an essential natural resource for improving diets and nutrition. Author(s): Fanzo, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Improving nutrition through biofortification. Author(s): Bouis, H. E. Saltzman, A. Birol, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition. Author(s): Malapit, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 68) Nutritional ecology: understanding the intersection of climate/environmental change, food systems and health. Author(s): Raiten, D. J. Combs, G. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Reshaping agriculture to reduce obesity. Author(s): Ecker, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 93) New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs. Author(s): Ruel, M. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 104) Safety nets for agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Gilligan, D. O.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Governance and leadership in agri-food systems and nutrition. Author(s): Gillespie, S. Nisbett, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 134) Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Babu, S. C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 142) Big data in agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Musker, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 154) Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience. Author(s): Ahmed, A. U. Ghostlaw, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 165) Moving towards nutrition-sensitive agriculture strategies and programming in Ethiopia. Author(s): Anne Bossuyt
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 178) Unraveling India's Malnutrition dilemma - a path toward nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Author(s): Prabhu Pingali Abraham, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 189) Moving beyond maize: the evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue. Author(s): Aberman, N. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 198) China's road to a nutrition-driven agricultural and food system. Author(s): Chen, K. Wang, Z.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 209) The way forward for nutrition-driven agriculture. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Rue VarembĂ© 7, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399311
  • Record Number
  • 20193035303