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On Our Plate: Nutritious Affordable Food for a Growing World
In order to meet global targets for reductions in stunting (low height-for-age), wasting (low weight-for-height) and women’s anemia and to increase breastfeeding in low and middle income countries, the World Bank estimates that governments need to increase their nutrition-related expenditures by a factor of 2.3 over 10 years.
Public and private sector investments in agricultural productivity growth, R&D and extension services and social safety-net programs, particularly for small-scale farmers and under-served communities, will also be critical to ensuring the production of sufficient nutritious affordable food for a growing world.
Every year, GHI’s Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) includes examples of public and private sector investments and partnerships that are improving agricultural productivity, food security and nutrition in the U.S. (2015 GAP Report, pages 26, 49-51), in India (2014 GAP Report, pages 50-51) and in Africa (2016 GAP Report, pages 52, 57-58).
For more on the links between agriculture and nutrition, see the articles and videos below.
Enough: Practical Solutions for a Food-Secure World
Elanco Animal Health – Interactive Report and the Truth about Food
The Last Hunger Season Revisited [VIDEO]
Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, March 2017
Multiple Pathways to Nutrition in Bangladesh
ACDI VOCA, March 29, 2017
Sweet potato project improves nutrition and incomes
Sci Dev Net, April 11, 2017