Innovation Frontiers for Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Patrick Webb , Tufts University, Boston, MA
165 million children are stunted. Even if evidence-based nutrition interventions reached 90% of people, only one third of stunting would be resolved. Two thirds of the solution lies elsewhere. This paper discusses potential for reducing stunting through complementary actions in agriculture and sanitation, focusing on aflatoxins in the food supply, gut biome interactions, and environmental contaminants linked to open defecation