Pingali, Prabhu L. Aiyar, Anaka Abraham, C. Mathew Rahman, Andaleeb
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Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy
This open access book examines India's economic development, agricultural production, and nutrition through the lens of a "Food Systems Approach (FSA)." Despite economic progress, regional inequality, food insecurity and malnutrition persist. Simultaneously, recent trends in obesity and micro-nutrient deficiency indicate a future public health crisis. This book explores the challenges and opportunities to achieve a nutrition-secure future through diversified production systems, improved health and hygiene and greater individual capability to access a balanced diet. Within the context of developing countries, they highlight India's status as an outlier regarding high levels of stunting and global trends in obesity. This book discusses the policy and institutional interventions needed to promote a nutrition-sensitive food system and the multi-sectoral strategies needed to address malnutrition in India.
Food policy Food Systems India Agricultural economics Agriculture Public policy Food Systems Approach model Cornell University Indian agriculture system Green Revolution Malnutrition Agricultural technology food security poverty