Learning From World Bank History: Agriculture and Food-Based Approaches to Malnutrition

Agriculture, Nutrition
World Bank Group (WBG)
World Bank Group (WBG)
Resource Publication Date:
June, 2014
Content Format:
Text, Video

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Drawing from the World Bank Group Archives, this paper traces how agricultural and food-based approaches to nutrition have been addressed by the nutrition and agriculture sectors of the World Bank. The review is set within the larger political and intellectual context of the development community that influenced those decisions. The period covered is roughly from the 1960s to the present with more detailed analysis from the post-1973 period. From the historical review and lessons learned the paper presents concrete recommendations to contribute to the success of the current nutrition sensitive development approach in agriculture undertaken by the Bank and other development organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Recommendations are identified for the World Bank and for the development community in general.

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