A.V. Vijaya Bhaskar, D. J. Nithya, S. Raju, R.V. Bhavani / Springer Netherlands, 2017
Agriculture is the predominant livelihood for 70 % of the population living in rural India, and food expenses occupy a major proportion of their household budget. Rural household diets suggest that agricultural growth has contributed to increasing calorie intake with very minimal effect on the intake of protein and micronutrients.
U. Partap / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017
Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) is the main cash crop and an important livelihood option for farming communities in the eastern Himalayas – especially Sikkim, parts of West Bengal, eastern Nepal, and southern Bhutan. The crop is self-fertile but requires cross pollination for production of capsules.
Dominic Glover / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal malnutrition and child stunting. This paper explores the potential for different kinds of innovation to strengthen the connections between agriculture and nutrition in South Asia.