2001 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen releases new book on human health and nutrition barriers in Africa.
2001 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen has released his new book, titled "The African Food System and Its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition."
Pinstrup-Andersen spoke at the United Nations earlier this month, where he focused on the need to improve human health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. He urged the establishment of new incentives to encourage multidisciplinary work, to break down barriers that exist between the food and health systems.
Pinstrup-Andersen, the catalyst behind the groundbreaking 2020 Vision Initiative, was selected to receive the World Food Prize in 2001 for his contribution to agricultural research, food policy, and uplifting the status of the poor and starving citizens of the world. An agricultural economist by training, Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen’s major accomplishment has not been technical or scientific in nature; instead, it has been the recognition that true food security will come as much from reliable policy research and exchange and thorough policy implementation as it will from technological and scientific advances.
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