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Farming System for Nutrition

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A majority of the population of India live in villages with agriculture constituting the major livelihood source. Agriculture is carried out in the form of farming systems comprising crops, farm animals, inland and marine fisheries and forestry and agroforestry. The farm size is small and the marketable surplus also tends to be small. Therefore, our farmers face serious economic problems resulting from the cost – risk and returnstructure of agriculture. Malnutrition and undernutrition are also high in the rural population. This is why there is a growing understanding of the need to link agriculture, nutrition and health in a mutually reinforcing manner.

Author(s): Aliza Pradhan, B Jayashree, Anuradha G | Views(140)

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