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    How Can Health, Agriculture and Economic Policy Actors Work Together to Enhance the External Food Environment for Fruit and Vegetables? A Qualitative Policy Analysis in India

    A. Thow / Food Policy, 2018
    The benefits of fruit and vegetables are well established, particularly their role in preventing general micronutrient-deficiencies and chronic diseases. However, global food systems are not delivering diverse and high quality diets: healthy food is unavailable and too expensive for many.
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    Analysing Pakistan’s Modern Dairy Value-Chain Innovation

    N. Ansari, R. Mehmood, H Gazdar / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains. Pakistan’s dairy sector has been the focus of a business-driven innovation which introduced ultra-high temperature treated (UHT) milk in aseptic packaging.
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    Effect of Agricultural Seasons on Energy Intake: Evidence from Two Agro-Ecologically Different Rural Districts of India

    D. J. Nithya, S. Raju, A. Pradhan / Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2018
    Seasonality is recognised as a constraint to agricultural production and food and nutrition security of rural households. It alters the energy intake from different groups of foods based on the availability. These variations in energy intake affect the nutritional status of the population.
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    Animal Sourced Foods and Child Nutrition in South Asia: Policy Priorities

    D. Headey / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Although some South Asian countries have recently made impressive progress against undernutrition, indicators of maternal and child nutrition remain extremely poor across South Asia. These exceptionally high rates of undernutrition are caused by many underlying factors such as poverty, poor education, and limited access to health, family planning and WASH services.
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    Can ICTs increase tax? Experimental evidence from Ethiopia

    G. Mascagni, A. Mengistu, F. Woldeyes / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2018
    The widespread introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitalised data management systems is one of the most important developments among African tax administrations in recent years. However, very little evidence is available on their effectiveness in practice, and how taxpayers respond to these changes.
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    Improving Household Diet Diversity Through Promotion of Nutrition Gardens in India

    A. Pradhan, Raju Sathanandhan, A. Kumar Panda, Rupal Wagh / 2018
    This paper describes the introduction of nutrition garden to address household diet diversity in Wardha, Maharashtra and Koraput, Odisha. The study started with a detailed baseline survey and its assessment in 2013-14 along with designing and promotion of nutrition gardens of fruits and vegetables.


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