This report focuses on the ways that food and agriculture policies can foster good nutrition. Both malnutrition and obesity impose high costs on society, but the costs of malnutrition are much higher. Production and trade policies influence the supply of different types of foods and income, whereas culture and education affect how consumers choose to eat. The food system determines what is available to consumers and if it is appropriately nutritious, affordable, and available. When food system interventions consider the system as a whole they are far more likely to have positive outcomes.
FAO. "The State of Food and Agriculture: Food Systems for Better Nutrition." Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013.