Nutrition and Agricultural Development

Significance and Potential for the Tropics

  • Nevin S. Scrimshaw
  • Moisés Béhar

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Food and Nutrition Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joaquin Cravioto, Elsa R. DeLicardie
      Pages 25-35
    3. Leonardo J. Mata, Carl E. Taylor, Ian A. McGregor
      Pages 45-66
    4. Antonio L. Arteaga
      Pages 67-76
    5. John Osgood Field, F. James Levinson, Robert F. Chandler Jr., Pedro Belli, Marcelo Selowsky, H. A. B. Parpia et al.
      Pages 99-118
  3. Technological and Ecological Problems Limiting the Production of Food

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Robert K. Waugh, Martinez S. Eugenio, Ricardo Bressani
      Pages 121-138
    3. Solana M. Pedro, González P. Everardo, Garza T. Ricardo, Manuel E. Ruiz, Marco Tulio Cabezas
      Pages 139-151
    4. Georg Borgstrom
      Pages 153-156
    5. Quentin M. West
      Pages 163-169
    6. Malcolm Slesser
      Pages 171-178
    7. David Pimentel
      Pages 179-183
  4. Problems in the Postharvest Conservation, Processing, and Distribution of Food

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. C. M. Christensen, H. H. Kaufmann
      Pages 207-213
    3. Joseph H. Hulse, Antonio Bacigalupo, Javier Pérez Villaseñor, Juan J. Schildknecht
      Pages 215-233
  5. Social and Economic Problems Limiting Food Supplies and Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. J. C. Abbott, George C. Warner, Juan del Canto
      Pages 237-246
    3. Araica A. Hildebrando, Eduardo E. Arriaga, Carlos Tejada, Dale D. Harpstead
      Pages 247-262
    4. Derrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe, Carl E. Taylor, Nancie L. González, Robert F. Chandler Jr.
      Pages 263-273
  6. What Can Be Done to Break the Vicious Circle?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. R. G. Anderson, William L. Brown
      Pages 295-307
    3. Lewis M. Roberts, Clibas Vieira
      Pages 309-323
    4. Antonio M. Pinchinat, Robert F. Chandler Jr.
      Pages 325-329
    5. Robert F. Chandler Jr.
      Pages 331-342
    6. John A. Pino, Manuel Cuca García, Jerome H. Maner
      Pages 343-353
    7. Tony J. Cunha, J. K. Loosli, Robert F. Chandler Jr.
      Pages 355-362
    8. Hernán Fonseca
      Pages 363-368
    9. Philip R. Payne, Aaron Lechtig
      Pages 399-405
    10. Robert S. Harris, Guillermo Arroyave, George H. Beaton, Antonio Bacigalupo
      Pages 407-420
  7. Application of Science and Technology to Long-Range Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Dale D. Harpstead, M. W. Adams, Federico R. Poey
      Pages 443-464
    3. Edwin T. Mertz
      Pages 465-472
    4. Steven R. Tannenbaum, Arthur D. Odell
      Pages 473-486
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 487-500

About this book


For the past thirteen years, symposia have been held either in South America or in Mexico on subjects of special interest to Latin American scientists. When the opportunity of holding the 14th International Biological Symposium in Guate­ mala was offered, it was most welcome, especially as the occasion was the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP). With the encouragement of members of the Ford Foundation staff and the National Academy of Sciences, the idea for a symposium on the broad approach to the problem of nutrition was developed by Dr. Moises Behar, the second director of INCAP, 1961-1974, Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw, fIrst director of INCAP, 1949-1961, and members of the INCAP staff. Because the availability of food has become a serious international problem, a discussion of the underlying problems was most timely. INCAP, one of the pioneer and leading institutions in the area of nutrition, has a profound influence on nutrition in Latin America. The meeting was attended by about 300 scientists from more than 20 countries. Because this was the fIrst symposium in this series to be held in Central America, it provided an opportunity to get acquainted with scientists from many of the Central American republics. It was especially rewarding that so many students from the Central American universities attended this meeting.


agriculture food nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Nevin S. Scrimshaw
    • 1
  • Moisés Béhar
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.World Health OrganizationUSA

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