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    Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: India

    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.
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    Stakeholder Perceptions of Agriculture and Nutrition Policies and Practice: Evidence from Afghanistan

    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 (nationally 40 per cent and in certain provinces over 70 per cent).
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    New knowledge on children and young people: a synthesis of evidence

    Overseas Development Institute, 2015
    This report synthesises insights on children and young people (CYP) from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.
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    Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

    2016
    The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the World Health Organization, provides a roadmap and a menu of policy options for Member States and other stakeholders to take coordinated and coherent action to reduce mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and exposure to risk factors.
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    Debates on the sugar tax

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus that these kinds of drinks are a key factor behind rising obesity and the attendant ailments of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
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    Agriculture, nutrition and the green revolution in Bangladesh

    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 undernutrition.
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    Climate change and food security in India

    Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2016
    Climate change has added to the enormity of India's food-security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability.
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    Living on a spike: how is the 2011 food price crisis affecting poor people?

    Oxfam, 2011
    Global food prices rose through much of 2010 and into early 2011. What does that mean for the lives of poor people in developing countries, who spend up to 80 per cent of their household income on food?
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    Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: IDS Bulletin

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    Between 2007 and 2012 global food price volatility affected millions of people on low and precarious incomes. As food has been increasingly commodified and people on low incomes have struggled to pay for life's necessities, they have responded by changing their ways of making a living, residences, diets, family relationships and ways of caring for one another.

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