Improving the value chain of fruits and vegetables: A pathway to better nutrition

Policy Brief
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Policy brief 11

Malnutrition is a widespread phenomenon in Bangladesh, partly driven by people’s imbalanced diets. Indeed, the per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables barely reaches half of the recommended minimum requirement of 400g per day. As a result, only about 2% of dietary energy supply comes from fruits and vegetables, compared to 78% stemming from cereals. Per capita dietary intake of four micronutrients (folic acid, Vitamin A, iron and calcium) constitute only about 60% of recommended nutrient intake. Experts believe that adequacy of folate intake can be achieved through adequate intake of a wide variety of green leafy vegetables.

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Date and language
Sep 2014
English
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FPMU Documentation Center
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