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المنتدى العالمي المعني بالأمن الغذائي والتغذية

Re: Nutrition education as a strategy to strengthen family farming households and improve people's diets

Jane SHERMANNutrition education consultant, ex-FAOItaly

There is a food chain which leads to health, and a chain for farmers which leads to a viable livelihood.  Can these two chains run together?

Do we want nutrition education for farmers or for the public?  Can nutrition education induce farmers to produce (for example) more fruit and vegetables to promote dietary diversity?  Will they ever do this unless there is very visible market demand? And then is it possible for public nutrition education to generate enough market  demand to change farming practices?

I am not sceptical - but I want to know how this can work!  Does anyone have a really convincing example?


Jane Sherman, nutrition education consultant