Integrating Nutrition Into Agricultural Programs Could Help Address Malnutrition In Africa

Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs: Guest Commentary — To Fight Malnutrition In Africa, Embed Nutrition In Agriculture Programs
Mercy Lung’aho, nutritionist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow, discusses how the agricultural sector can address malnutrition in Africa, writing, “[A]griculture must nourish communities in three ways. First, the agricultural and health sectors must work together and agree on what constitutes a healthy diet in our context. … Second: we need to increase farmer incomes over the long term. … And last but not least: agriculture can influence nutrition by empowering women to better manage their time and energy expenditure…” (6/6).