Agricultural intensification, dietary diversity, and markets in the global food security narrative


Highlights: Many food security experts have been calling for agricultural intensification in developing countries to feed a growing global population. This narrative is based on a narrow view of food security focused on calories and neglects issues of dietary quality. Encouraging small farmers across the developing world to grow more staple crops more intensively may have unintended negative consequences on dietary quality. A more nuanced approach sensitive to local contexts and appreciative of foods other than staples may lead to alternative policy choices in many places.

Publication Type
Journal Article
Amy Ickowitz, CIFOR
Bronwen Powell, Penn State University
Dominic Rowland
Andrew D. Jones
Terry Sunderland
Global Food Security

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