nutrition in a global perspective affects both the producer and the consumer, the rich and the poor, either in the form of over nutrition or under nutrition. Agriculture is for sure our number one concern with respect to nutrition, but the whole supply chain from farms to consumers is very complex.
If improving economy of the society is considered the backbone of Agriculture, then government and organizations at regional and country levels should make policies, not just for agricultural high yields but also to protect the nutritional content and value of the produce.
The high yields (quantity) of produce should not be at the expense of nutritional quality. Many farmers backup their yield with application of chemical fertilizers, which does not only affect human health but also our environment. Studies and research centers should be set up to analyze and monitor the application of chemical fertilizers with respect to nutritional content and safety.
At this time where food borne illness is rapidly increasing, the whole food chain should be covered using a traceability system monitored by well trained experts, to track the movement of produce and food product from farm to consumer´s hand.
Therefore, intervention programmes which support and include both the producers and consumers should be setup from production, transportation and storage, to cover both urban and rural regions.