Healthy and sustainable food systems are crucial to fight hunger and malnutrition
Strong and resilient food systems are the most cost-efficient and sustainable way to prevent all forms of malnutrition. The United Nations called on 17 January for agricultural research and development to become more focused on nutrition, as well as local biodiversity and diversified farming systems.

According to a news release from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), today’s common approach to food production is not sustainable as food production has tripled since 1945 and average food availability per person has risen by 40 per cent. The news release called for agricultural research and development to become more nutrition enhancing, with a stronger focus on nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and animal-source foods, as well as local biodiversity and diversified farming systems.

More information: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/212554/icode/

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