Nutrition

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Smallholder agriculture can play a strong role in reducing hunger through a broader approach encompassing health, nutrition education and women’s empowerment. Biofortification, producing safer and more diversified food and promoting nutritious and resilient crops, are some of the ways towards nutrition-smart agriculture.

850 million - Number of people who go to bed hungry. 2 billion lack the micronutrients essential for healthy growth such as zinc and iron.

Malnutrition - The first cause of death in developing countries: at least 1/3 of child mortality and 20% maternal deaths.

2.6 million - Number of young children who die each year of malnutrition

The first 1,000 days - Critical for a  child's development.

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