Agriculture and health

addressing the vital links

Good health and productive agriculture—both essential in the fight against poverty—are interlinked, as good health requires productive agriculture and productive agriculture requires healthy people. Consideration of these linkages throughout the policymaking process can improve the health of the poor, reduce malnutrition and food insecurity, and promote pro-poor agricultural development by increasing synergies and collaboration between agriculture and health in research, policy, and practice.

Published date: 
2008
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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