WFO, The Key Role of Farmers Improving Nutrition, 2017
No matter how it is defined, nutrition starts with what we eat, the products of the food and agriculture sector. From increasing the availability of total calories, to specific measures on nutrient deficiencies, agriculture can play an important role in addressing nutrition security.
With a projected global population of 10 Billion by 2050, food production needs to increase and it must be done in a sustainable way.
Farmers are the first nutrient providers and the entire agri-food chain has a vital role to play.
This booklet contains a series of cases showing some strategies, techniques, and practices used by farmers all around the world in improving the quality of the food and nutrients we assume, thus, showing how farmers play a key role in improving nutrition security and combating malnutrition.