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Agriculture for nutrition in latin America and the Caribbean: from quantity to quality

by IICA, San José (Costa Rica); World Bank, Washington, D.C. (EUA) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: IICA S40 Publisher: E.E.U.U.: World Bank, 2014Description: 68 p.ISBN: 978-92-9248-496-5.Summary: In Latin America and the Caribbean, not only millions of low income families, in particular in rural areas, suffer from deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamin A (which has serious implications for the health, survival and optimal cognitive development of vulnerable populations such as pregnant women and children in the first 1000 days of life), but also obesity has become a serious problem, where the rural poor in the region have comparable obesity rates as in high income countries. But agriculture and food production makes up an important percentage of the economy of the region, as well as the single most important source of income for the low income households in rural areas. The challenge is how to bridge the gap that exists in our region between being an agriculture powerhouse and yet having to tackle nutrition problems from the same households that produce the food. The Latin America and Caribbean Region has been in many ways successful in increasing agriculture production and competitiveness, as well as tackling nutrition. The new challenge of integrating nutrition and agriculture should be achievable with political leadership and inter-institutional coordination. This Guidance Note seeks to bridge some of the important knowledge gaps on how best to identify, design, implement, monitor and evaluate agriculture and food security interventions. We need to think critically and to carefully plan sustainable solutions that address the challenges of linking agriculture with nutrition interventions.

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Subject(s): DESARROLLO AGRICOLA | NUTRICION | ESTADO NUTRICIONAL | SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA | AMERICA LATINA | CARIBE | PRODUCTOS AGRICOLAS | BRASIL | GUATEMALA | HAITI | | | | | | | | | | | DEVELOPPEMENT AGRICOLE | NUTRITION | ETAT NUTRITIONNEL | SECURITE ALIMENTAIRE | AMERIQUE LATINE | CARAIBES | PRODUIT AGRICOLE | BRESIL | GUATEMALA | HAITI | -- DESARROLLO RURAL
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