Agriculture, environment, and health -- toward sustainable solutions

understanding the links between agriculture and health

Agricultural production relies on environmental services to transform raw inputs into the nutritious and diverse food that humans rely on for survival. Although the practice of agriculture is essential for human health, careless and inappropriate agricultural practices can degrade and contaminate natural resources and in so doing, harm human health. Modified agricultural practices can help mitigate these problems. This brief provides an overview of the linkages between agriculture, environment, and health, some of which are dealt with in more detail in other briefs in this series.

Author: 
Nugent, Rachel
Drescher, Axel
Published date: 
2006
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
13(14)
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