Volume s1-31, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


It is impossible to give a complete review of the numerous problems of nutrition in the tropics within half an hour. The speaker will limit himself, therefore, to those problems in which he himself was interested during the years he spent in the Far East, and to those which are of special importance to the Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. The efforts of FAO have always been directed towards raising levels of nutrition, especially in underdeveloped, tropical countries, and these have received special emphasis in planning the Technical Assistance Program for Economic Development.

In what respects does “tropical” nutrition differ from “ordinary” nutrition in regions such as North America and Western Europe? As far as diet is concerned this might appear to be simple; rice, maize, and millet are the main foods in the tropics, whereas wheat is the main cereal in the northern countries.


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