Achieving a nutrition revolution for Africa: The road to healthier diets and optimal nutrition

Edited by Namukolo Covic and Sheryl L. Hendriks
Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), 2015

282 pp. 5.8 MB

This report presents information and analysis in support of evidence-based policy making that should inform the second generation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) national investment plans now being developed. This is an important moment for shaping the region’s future and ensuring that the much-needed agriculture-led growth and development agenda can simultaneously deliver on improving nutrition, saving lives, improving productivity and health, and curbing nutrition-related diseases and the associated public health expenditures. These investment plans should address not only the usual elements of undernutrition but also widespread micronutrient deficiencies (termed “hidden hunger”) and the growing problem of overweight and obesity that is associated with economic growth.

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