The smart food approach: the importance of the triple bottom line and diversifying staples

Kane-Potaka, J and Poole, N and Diama, A and Kumar, P and Anitha, S and Akinbamijo, O (2021) The smart food approach: the importance of the triple bottom line and diversifying staples. In: Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security. Earthscan from Routledge, London, pp. 327-334. ISBN 9781003044802

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Biodiversity has been attracting greater attention over the last few years, visible through major new global initiatives focused on popularizing a wide range of neglected and underutilized species (NUS). Complementing this broad approach is the ‘Smart Food initiative’ that has a major focus on mainstreaming just a couple of NUS, aimed at diversifying staples. Given that staples typically make up 70% of the plate, a focus on diversifying staples can have big impact, if achieved with smart foods, i.e., foods that fulfil the criteria of being good for you (nutritious and healthy), good for the planet (environmentally sustainable) and good for those who produce and subsist on it, especially smallholder farmers. Underlying this potential for big impacts is the premise that all food solutions should have a ‘Smart Food Triple Bottom Line’, simultaneously satisfying all the criteria of being good for you, the planet and the farmer. This chapter elaborates on these approaches and the key learnings in this field to date

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Strategic Marketing and Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Food, Food security, Food System divide, millets, Sorghum, Feeding study and nutritional value and meals
Subjects: Others > Smart Foods
Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh MNR
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 03:38
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