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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Nutrition and the Environment

The following is a brief description of the article 'Nutrition and the Environment' that appear at the Development gateway.
''This article, by Johns and Eyzaguirre and published in the IFPRI website, adressess the relationship between nutrition and the environment. According to the authors, as community development priorities merge with those of environmental conservation, it becomes increasingly clear that unless human populations meet their basic survival needs they cannot afford to conserve. At the same time unless local communities protect the environments around them they have limited hope to thrive beyond the short term. As nutrition represents the most fundamental of human needs, it provides a useful perspective from which to address this paradox.''
The full article can be downloaded by following this link.


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