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A Farmer-Led Approach to Achieving a Malnutrition-Free India

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Overcoming the widespread malnutrition prevailing in the country has become a priority task. Based on the experience of the green revolution, it is clear that a farmer-led approach is essential for achieving the goal of freedom from malnutrition. Also there is need for concurrent action in the following five areas—overcoming undernutrition, protein hunger as well as hidden hunger caused by micronutrient malnutrition, attention to clean drinking water and sanitation, and finally ensuring safe handling of food at the post-harvest level to avoid mycotoxins. If we are to achieve our goal of ending malnutrition in the country, it is essential that agriculture, nutrition and health are attended to in an interactive way.

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  1. Panchayat: An elected village council in India.

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Rao, N., Swaminathan, M.S. A Farmer-Led Approach to Achieving a Malnutrition-Free India. Agric Res 6, 1–7 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40003-016-0240-8

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