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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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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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Structure of pulse processing in India

In this chapter, we analyze the pulse processing sector’s growth and the relative roles of the organized and the unorganized sectors of the industry. We also identify the constraints facing pulse processing and suggest a way forward for the sector.

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Temporal and spatial dynamics of pulse production in India

Chapter 3 gives a detailed description of pulse production dynamics across regions and over time. It divides the history since 1960 into four time periods: pre– and early Green Revolution; advanced and post– Green Revolution; postliberalization; and…