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Hidden hunger: Approaches to tackling micronutrient deficiencies

AROUND THE WORLD, more than 2 billion people are thought to be affected by an often invisible form of malnutrition: micronutrient malnutrition, commonly known as hidden hunger.1 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies—at least in mild to moderate forms—may…

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Food policy in 2017-2018: Progress, uncertainty, and rising antiglobalism

The year 2017 was marked by increasing uncertainty amid mixed signs of progress. Global hunger increased as conflicts, famine, and refugee crises persisted even as the world enjoyed a strong economic recovery. As antiglobalization sentiment rose,…

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Trade: The free flow of goods and food security and nutrition

The benefits of international trade are embedded in our everyday lives, our meals have been shaped by globalization, and many farmers profit from export markets for their products. Global improvements in food and nutrition security under an open and…

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Food security: The global food system under radical change

Food systems have been central to recent unprecedented reductions in global poverty, hunger, and undernutrition, and will be the foundation of future progress. Yet food is among the leading causes of our global health and sustainability crises.…

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Technological innovations in pulse production

Chapter 4 looks at the technology, with special importance given the stagnation in pulses’ yield as compared with that of other crops. Yield improvement in pulses will be needed to overcome the position of advantage that now favors cereals and…

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