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An overview of links between obesity and food systems: implications for the agriculture GP agenda

Authors/ source/ publisher
The World Bank
Date added to library 28 February 2018
Year published
2017
Abstract
This report, published by The World Bank, discusses direct and indirect policies, as well as program and project actions affecting diets with a focus on overweight and obesity, but not exclusively so. This is couched upon the realization that many of the suggested actions for reducing overweight and obesity also serve the purpose of reducing under nutrition and or micronutrient deficiency. The report uses the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition’s (Glopan) conceptual framework that shows the link between diet quality and the four sub-systems of the food system: agricultural production; food storage, transport and trade; food transformation; and food retail and provisioning. This report is an initial attempt to better understand how agriculture and food systems can contribute to and mitigate against the rising incidence of overweight and obesity, and to do so by presenting evidence-based interventions (policies and actions) in the agriculture and food systems domain.