The International Agricultural Research Centers and Human Nutrition: A Position Paper
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Center Directors Committee position paper on how considerations of human nutrition are addressed in the work of the IARCs, as revised in December 1984. The paper is based on an inter-center workshop organized by IFPRI at the initiative of the UN Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) and held at ILCA in 1984. Among eight factors through which technology or policy change can affect nutrition and malnutrition, the Center Directors identify changes in food prices, income, and unit costs of production as areas of particularly significant impact. Development of human nutrition expertise at IARCs and the prospect of incorporating more nutrition-related topics in IARC training activities are discussed. Agenda document, TAC 36th Meeting, March 1985, and TAC 37th Meeting, June 1985. Reported by TAC Chairman to the CGIAR meeting in October-November 1985.