Food-based approaches towards community nutrition and health: A case of Uttarakhand hills in north-western India

In the present communication an outcome of a few recent case studies on traditional land and food systems of Uttarakhand hills in north-western India and its relationship with community nutrition and health are being discussed. High household production and dietary diversity in traditional farming landscapes of Uttarakhand hills has the potential of combating malnutrition and foodrelated non-communicable diseases. Some policy considerations on food-based approaches for better health and well-being in traditional farming agro-ecologies of Uttarakhand hills are also outlined. Keywords: Traditional farming landscapes; Household production and dietary diversity; Community health and nutrition; Indigenous food sovereignty.

Author(s): I.S. Bisht

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