Food Distribution as a Guarantee for Nutrition and Health: China’s Experience

In China, agriculture, health, education, and welfare are intricately woven as part of the developmental plan. This paper focuses on the role of agriculture in social and economic development and its relationship to health programs, the strategy of food rationing and the “private plot” to improve nutrition and health, and the balance of food and population in the Chinese society. China’s nutritional experience contributes significantly to understanding the role of “energy food” in the struggle against protein malnutrition and hunger. The author has outlined the implications for the developing countries.

Author(s): Virginia Li Wang

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Volume 54, Issue 2 (pages 145–165)
Published in 1976