Innovations in Food Security and Nutrition

According to UN estimates, some 800 million people are chronically undernourished. As the world’s population multiplies, pathbreaking agricultural practices and the principles of ecology become ever more essential to provide an adequate diet to all. If hunger is a problem that dominates resource-poor countries, high-calorie, low-nutrient foods too often afflict more prosperous ones. At every step along the food chain, innovators are thinking about novel ways to meet increasing demands — from better resource management, seed research, and nutrient fortification to food cooperatives and other market-based initiatives. How can researchers, farmers, producers, distributors, and consumers build a more food-secure world? How do we diversify the diet in communities lacking fruits and vegetables or historically dependent on just a few crops? What improvements are on the horizon? Featured scholar: Esther Ngumbi

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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