Diet Diversity and Sustainable Diets: A research, policy and program agenda for Bioversity International

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Agriculture, Policy, Nutrition, Child Development
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Global
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March, 2013
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The global burden of diet related diseases continues to increase with the emergence of non-communicable diseases as a major cause of poor health and mortality. But the impact of poor nutrition does not stop at ill health and economic burdens on individuals and countries. The impact on the environment of modern agriculture and food systems is just beginning to be understood. Much research is needed to document the dietary transition and to understand what constitutes sustainable diets and food systems that can reverse the dietary and ill health trends and establish renewable food systems for future generations.

Bruce Cogill discusses Bioversity's recent work in this area and highlights some of the opportunities for research that can broaden our understanding of these critical issues.