Agriculture Crops, Food Practices, Family Health Specially of Mothers and Children - Abstract
Maternal health is influenced by sociocultural, biomedical factors including nutritional. Tackling obesity, undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies is essential. Objective: Objective was to know relationship between agriculture status, food practices and maternal, child health. Methodology: Various studies, reviews were searched through available search engines and experiences were added. Evidence: Evidence of effectiveness of targeted nutritional programmes on maternal child nutrition has been hindered by weaknesses in programme designs, implementation, and evaluations. Inclusive targeted nutritional programmes are more successful. Information on agriculture status, food practices in everyday life of rural communities, which affect health of mothers, children are lacking. Socioeconomic factors are most important but are slow, wait means more sufferings.Possibilities: Knowledge of ground realities for fast results is essential, not narrowly targeted feeding programmes. Guidance, assistance in agriculture crops and food practices can do a lot. It is essential to act on ground realities.