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Perspective Paper on Hunger and Malnutrition

Publisher: Copenhagen Census

The Challenge paper on Hunger and Nutrition is novel both in the nutrition literature as well as in Copenhagen Consensus series in that it looks beyond the traditional nutritional interventions for solutions to the problem of hunger and malnutrition. It focuses on agricultural interventions, most notably on increasing crop yields and agricultural market innovations (e.g., use of cell phone technologies for better price information), as a means of reducing hunger. (Separately, the paper also considers traditional micronutrient and nutritional supplementation interventions to reduce the prevalence of stunting.) As I argue in this Perspective paper, while the focus on agriculture is a refreshing and important change, it comes with some risks of its own.

Author(s): Anil Deolalikar | Views(165) | Download (91)

  
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