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The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security

by Sergio Gomez y Paloma, Laura Riesgo, Kamel Louhichi

The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security

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Book Description

This open book discusses the current role of smallholders in connection with food security and poverty reduction in developing countries. It addresses the opportunities they enjoy, and the constraints they face, by analysing the availability, access to and utilization of production factors.Due to the relevance of smallholder farms, enhancing their production capacities and economic and social resilience could produce positive impacts on food security and nutrition at a number of levels.In addition to the role of small farmers as food suppliers, the book considers their role as consumers and their level of nutrition security. It investigates the link between agriculture and nutrition in order to better understand how agriculture affects human health and dietary patterns. Given the importance of smallholdings, strategies to increase their productivity are essential to improving food and nutrition security, as well as food diversity.

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Book Details

Title
The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security
Subject
Economics and Finance
Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
253
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030421472
ISBN10
3030421473
ISBN13 Digital
9783030421489
ISBN10 Digital
3030421481
PDF Size
5.0 MB
License
CC BY

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