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More food not the solution to malnutrition


2 October 2013

Despite two decades of increased agricultural productivity there has not been a corresponding drop in malnutrition rates. Two new multidisciplinary projects at the University of Sydney hope to address this challenge.

"As much as 11 percent of gross national product is estimated to be lost annually in Africa and Asia as a result of malnutrition. The results of undernutrition include not only deaths and illness, with a resulting financial burden on the health system, but slower economic growth and continuing poverty," said Associate Professor Robyn Alders from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, who leads both programs.

Read the full story on the University of Sydney website.