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Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: India
R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Efforts to give a pro-nutrition focus to agriculture to address the problem of undernutrition in developing countries have predominantly focused on boosting production and/or consumption of nutritious foods by farm households. While t...
Stakeholder Perceptions of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies and Practice: Evidence from Afghanistan
N. Poole; C. Echavez; D. Rowland / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Like in other countries in the South Asian region, malnutrition is a serious problem in Afghanistan: the latest national statistics confirm high rates of stunting among vulnerable groups such as children under the age of five (nationa...
Agriculture, nutrition and the green revolution in Bangladesh
D.D. Headey; J. Hoddinott / Science Direct 2016
This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutriti...
Agriculture and nutrition in India: mapping evidence to pathways
S. Kadiyala; J. Harris; D. Headey / Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2014
In India, progress against undernutrition has been slow. Given its importance for income generation, improving diets, care practices, and maternal health, the agriculture sector is widely regarded as playing an important role in accel...
Learning From the Past: Framing of Undernutrition in India Since Independence and Its Links to Agriculture
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Understanding policy debates from the past can help to explain and address the challenges of today. Agriculture can play an important role in the reduction of undernutrition in India. However, the nutrition-enhancing potential of agri...
Rice that Filipinos grow and eat
J.C. de Leon / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
The culture of dryland rice in the Philippines, as in the case of mainland Southeast Asia, is believed to be older than the wetland system of cultivation. Rice was originally grown under upland condition as a component of shifting and...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Conceptual Framework
S. Henson; J. Humphrey / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2015
South Asia has experienced rapid economic growth, yet it still has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, and half the population is undernourished. Besides children, undernutrition among women and adolescent girls is al...
Bringing agriculture and nutrition together using a gender lens
N. Verhart; A. van den Wijngaart; M. Dhamankar; K. Danielson / SNV 2015
The feminization of agriculture is well recognized: women are acknowledged as the main food producers in mainstream development policy and practice. However, women are dis­proportionally affected by hunger and malnourishment. A gr...
The impact of an unconditional cash transfer on food security and nutrition: the Zambia child grant programme
D. Seidenfeld / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
The Child Grant Programme is one of the Government of Zambia’s largest social protection programmes. The programme provides a monthly cash payment of 60 kwacha (US$12) to very poor households with children under five years old. ...
Is nutrition losing out in African agricultural policies? Evidence from Nigeria
E. Robinson; J. Humphrey / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
Agricultural policies in many African countries focus on industrialising food value chains and substituting domestic products for imported ones. Yet experience in Nigeria shows that, by focusing on staple crops and neglecting vegetabl...
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