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Mainstreaming nutrition in different approaches to agriculture especially into agricultural extension could help in reducing overall unacceptably high economic and social costs, thus aiding to alleviate issues of hunger. Analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

1. Mainstreaming nutrition in different approaches to agriculture especially into agricultural extension could help in reducing overall unacceptably high economic and social costs, thus aiding to alleviate issues of hunger. Analyse. (250 words)

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Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of improvising nutrition through its integration into agricultural extension.  

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in what way mainstreaming nutrition in different approaches to agriculture especially into agricultural extension could help in reducing overall unacceptably high economic and social costs.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some facts that can highlight the current status of hunger and malnutrition in the country.

Body:

Malnutrition takes many forms: under nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and obesity and being overweight. Under nutrition is the largest contributor to child mortality worldwide. Explain that Malnutrition blights lives and undercuts social and economic development. Children who are chronically malnourished in the critical first thousand days beginning at conception can suffer irreversible damage to their physical and mental development.

Discuss the challenge of achieving good nutrition, thus alleviating poverty and hunger.

Explain the importance of mainstreaming nutrition in different approaches to agriculture especially into agricultural extension that could help in reducing overall unacceptably high economic and social costs.

Give suitable examples.

 Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.