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How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific


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]

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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.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:coral atoll, leafy vegetables, compost
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
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)
ID Code:117168
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-06-01
Last Modified:2017-06-01

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