Edis, R and Dean, G and Lyons, G, How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, 715 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 (2017) [Magazine Article]
Official URL: http://theconversation.com/how-food-gardens-based-...
Around 70% of deaths in Pacific Island countries are due to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.
We wanted to know whether itís possible to reduce the alarming rates of these non-communicable diseases in these countries, and Pacific atolls in particular, while improving nutrition security and income. So we started a project with the aim of diversifying food crop production, including nutritious leafy vegetables, on outer island atolls of Kiribati and Tuvalu.
|Item Type:||Magazine Article|
|Keywords:||coral atoll, leafy vegetables, compost|
|Research Division:||Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences|
|Research Group:||Agriculture, Land and Farm Management|
|Research Field:||Farming Systems Research|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production|
|Objective Field:||Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Dean, G (Mr Geoffrey Dean)|
|Deposited By:||Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture|
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