Agriculture

Agriculture and health are interlinked, as good health requires productive agriculture and in order to have productive agriculture, you need healthy people.  Agriculture is constantly being threatened by changes in the environment and globalization.  Addressing new health problems in an every integrating world, demands an understanding of the relationship between agriculture and health.  First, agriculture produces the staple foods that sustain most of the developing world.  Second, agriculture and the environment interact with each other in ways such as irrigation.  Irrigation can create favorable conditions for the growth of parasitic vectors, affecting human health.  Below are existing examples of how agriculture has been integrated with other services and/or interventions.  [i]

 

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