On Our Plate: Nutritious Affordable Food for a Growing World

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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

Future of Food and Agriculture Report
FAO, February 2017 - Report and Video

Multiple Pathways to Nutrition in Bangladesh
ACDI VOCA, March 29, 2017

Sweet potato project improves nutrition and incomes
Sci Dev Net, April 11, 2017

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