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- DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India currently has one of the highest numbers of malnourished children in the world – 8% stunted, 43% underweight, and 20% overweight and obese. This distressing public health scenario is further exacerbated by a high prevalence of multiple micronutrient deficiencies among these children – such as iron deficiency anaemia and Vitamin A deficiency.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016The South Asian region has one of the highest rates of child and maternal undernutrition in the world. Undernutrition is widespread and persistent even in India despite its relatively strong economic performance and is particularly high in rural areas and among those in agriculture based livelihoods.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016The South Asian region and in particular India, has one of the highest rates of child undernutrition in the world, and is home to around 40 per cent of the global total of children who are stunted. Child stunting has been shown to have severe lifelong economic, health, and cognitive disadvantages and costs. Despite improvements in some states in recent years, the levels continue to be high.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2017Draining an area of 194,200 km2, Lake Victoria Basin is one of East Africa’s most prominent landmarks. It not only provides the headwaters of the White Nile but is also central to the development and regional integration of the East Africa Community.OrganisationDocument
The socioeconomics of the West, Central and Southern African coastal communities: a synthesis of studies regarding large marine ecosystemsGRID Arendal, 2016People living along the west, central and southern African coast are directly dependent on the health of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) for sustenance, economic development and their way of life.News08 Dec 2017: Interested in working with the Knowledge, Impact and Policy team at the Institute of Development Studies, on projects like Eldis and others? We are now advertising for a Digital Knowledge Officer to support IDS, as well as its projects and partners.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017The Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women (2014) is a comprehensive document that seeks to create a state where girls and women are equal partners in development.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017LANSA research has highlighted the linkage between women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia. Official statistics acknowledge that agriculture accounts for a majority of women workers in these countries. Many women who work in agriculture, however, are not counted, and many others’ work is under-counted and often uncompensated.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016The National Policy for Children 2013 adopted by the Government of India in April 2013, adheres to the Constitutional mandate and guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It identifies rights of children under four key priority areas, viz. Survival, Health and Nutrition, Education and Development, Protection, and Participation.