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Joint OECD-FAO Report Describes How Agricultural Policies Can Align With Health

The Lancet: Food security in the Middle East and North Africa
Editorial Board

“…Nutrition is essential for health. Despite greater food production than ever before, malnutrition remains among the top 10 causes of death in resource-poor countries. With little prospect over the next decade of greater protein intake in such countries, it is unlikely that the Sustainable Development Goals for hunger and malnutrition will be achieved. … [The joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027 report] describes farming trends and trade that will influence health and societies over the next decade. The findings provide an opportunity to align agricultural policies more closely with health, including planetary health. … Such strategies would promote rural development, alleviate poverty, and deliver a healthier diet” (7/14).