Assisting the Food and Agriculture Sector in Addressing Malnutrition

Agriculture, Nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Resource Publication Date:
January, 2010
Content Format:

A statement of FAO's committment to addressing malnutrition through agriculture and rural development activities. Agriculture and rural development are critically important in alleviating all forms of malnutrition due to their impact on diversity of output, impact on food prices (levels, relative prices, fluctuations and spatial variation), and levels of incomes. The food and agriculture sector has a major role to play in protecting and strengthening livelihoods of food insecure households, ensuring year round availability at local level of the combination of safe and affordable foods needed for a healthy and sustainable diet, and providing appropriate information to consumers and in particular to poor households so that they can make the best use of locally available foods and cover their nutritional requirements, particularly of small children and women.


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