Nutrition and Agricultural Development in Africa

Biswas MR (1978). Nutrition and Agricultural Development in Africa. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-78-061


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As in other developing countries in the tropics, severe malnutrition in Africa is mainly a problem in young children and pregnant women. The various disorders are discussed. Seasonal food shortages, maldistribution, ignorance, especially with regard to weaning, and urbanization, are major contributing causes. Better nutrition should not be regarded only as a means to development, but a principal goal of development itself. Policy measures to improve nutrition are outlined.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 14:47

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