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Hunger, malnutrition, poor health, and deficient food systems are widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. While much is known about African food systems and about African health and nutrition, our understanding of the interaction between food systems and health and nutrition is deficient. Moreover, the potential health gains from changes in the food system are frequently overlooked in policy design and implementation.

The authors of The African Food System and its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition examine how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Several of the MDGs focus on health-related challenges: hunger alleviation; maternal, infant, and child mortality; the control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; and the provision of safe water and improved sanitation. These challenges are intensified by problems of low agricultural and food system productivity, gender inequity, lack of basic infrastructure, and environmental degradation, all of which have direct and indirect detrimental effects on health, nutrition, and the food system.

Reflecting the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of these problems and their solutions, this book features contributions by world-renowned experts in economics, agriculture, health, nutrition, food science, and demography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Chapter 1
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Chapter 2
  2. pp. 14-33
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  1. Chapter 3
  2. pp. 34-57
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  1. Chapter 4
  2. pp. 58-76
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  1. Chapter 5
  2. pp. 77-108
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  1. Chapter 6
  2. pp. 109-127
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  1. Chapter 7
  2. pp. 128-160
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  1. Chapter 8
  2. pp. 161-181
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  1. Chapter 9
  2. pp. 182-198
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  1. Chapter 10
  2. pp. 199-217
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  1. Chapter 11
  2. pp. 218-241
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  1. Chapter 12
  2. pp. 242-260
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  1. Chapter 13
  2. pp. 261-278
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  1. Chapter 14
  2. pp. 279-304
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  1. References
  2. pp. 305-352
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 353-358
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780801462290
Related ISBN
9780801476921
MARC Record
OCLC
732957190
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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