Global Grid of genetic gardens of biofortified crops – Prof. M.S Swaminathan

July 17, 2017 / Comments (1)

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) indicates that one of the high priorities of humankind should be ending malnutrition, because of its multiple adverse impact on human health and quality of life. Children are the worst victims and it is now realized that we should adopt a life cycle approach in terms of nutrition intake with special emphasis on the first thousand days in a child’s life.

The IFPRI report brings out that the economic consequences of hunger are equally high with a loss of 11% of GDP every year in Africa and Asia. India is one of the worst affected with a high malnutrition burden. The IFPRI report also points out that current political and economic commitments to end world hunger do not match the need…

 

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