image National perspectives

Learning outcomes

At the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  Appreciate that national contrasts in malnutrition remain extreme

  Understand the role of historical processes to contemporary patterns of malnutrition in several national contexts

  Understand the potential role of national governments in reducing malnutrition (both overnutrition and undernutrition)

  Appreciate the roles of different models of development for malnutrition

  Understand the factors that help explain the nutritional transition

Key concepts

Colonial legacies; property relations; plantation economics; core and periphery; liberalization; ...

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