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The African food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition [electronic resource] / edited by Per Pinstrup-Andersen.

Pinstrup-Andersen, Per. (Added Author). United Nations University. (Added Author). ebrary, Inc. (Added Author).
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Subject: Food supply > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Nutrition > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Agricultural systems > Health aspects > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Food industry and trade > Health aspects > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Food security > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Public health > Africa, Sub-Saharan.

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  • Physical Description: xvi, 357 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010.

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General Note: "Published in cooperation with the United Nations University."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The African food system and human health and nutrition : a conceptual and empirical overview / Per Pinstrup-Andersen -- The nutrition situation in Sub-Saharan Africa / Derrill D. Watson and Per Pinstrup-Andersen -- Disease burdens of Sub-Saharan Africa and their interactions with malnutrition / Onesmo K. ole-MoiYoi -- Animals as a source of human diseases : historical perspective and future health risks for the African population / E. Fuller Torrey -- How AIDS epidemics interact with African food systems and how to improve the response / Stuart Gillespie -- Pest management, farmer incomes and health risks in Sub-Saharan Africa : pesticides, host plant resistance and other measures / Rebecca Nelson -- Nutrition and the environment : fundamental to food security in Africa / Anna Herforth -- Food safety as a bridge between the food system and human health in Sub-Saharan Africa / Dorothy Nakimbugwe and Kathryn J. Boor -- Population dynamics and future food requirements in Sub-Saharan Africa / Barbara Boyle Torrey -- Income and food transfers to improve human health and nutrition / Harold Alderman -- The impact of poor health and nutrition on labor productivity, poverty, and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa / David E. Sahn -- Food systems and the escape from poverty and ill-health traps in Sub-Saharan Africa / Christopher B. Barrett -- Strengthening the role of women in the food systems of Sub-Saharan Africa to achieve nutrition and health goals / Laura K. Cramer and Speciosa Wandira -- Bridging the gap : linking agriculture and health to achieve the millennium development goals / Joachim von Braun, Marie T. Ruel, and Stuart Gillespie.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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