Role of Horticultural Crops in Nutrition

Policy Brief

Around three-fourths of the population in Bangladesh has an inadequate micronutrient intake which is a consequence of low dietary diversity and limited consumption of micronutrient dense foods. Horticultural produce, notably vegetables and fruits, serves as a natural source of micronutrients and bioactive compounds essential for the human body, which must be delivered through the diet. Horticultural production at the household and community level has the potential to secure the much-needed supply of fresh, quality and readily available produce throughout the year, thereby improving their consumption and increasing dietary diversity.

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Mar 2020
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Updated on 27 Jul 2020. Original filename was "Horticulture_23-04-2020.pdf".

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