Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, and Health

In developing countries, productivity growth alone is not enough to ensure food security. Equally important are equity, sustainability, and resilience.  Opportunities for improving farm systems include climate-smart agriculture, conservation agriculture, harnessing market chains for high-value production, improved water availability and access, improved common property management, and gender-sensitive intensification strategies.  This paper was presented at the ISGP Signature Series conference “Food Security and Diet-linked Public Health Challenges,”  convened Sept. 20-23, 2015, in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S., in cooperation with North Dakota State University.