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    The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008-2012

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2017
    Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is a large-scale social protection intervention aimed at improving food security and stabilizing asset levels. The PSNP contains a mix of public works employment and unconditional transfers. It is a well-targeted program; however, several years passed before payment levels reached the intended amounts.
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    The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction

    Wiley Online Library, 2013
    This paper outlines the economic rationale for investments that reduce stunting. It presents a framework that illustrates the functional consequences of stunting in the 1000 days after conception throughout the life cycle: from childhood through to old age.
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    Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
    In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets to have direct dietary impacts on nutrition in addition to any indirect effects via income.
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    The Policy Environment for Food, Agriculture and Nutrition in India: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    India's policy environment has undergone a substantial overhaul since 2014, when a new government came in. This paper discusses recent changes in, and the current state of, food, agriculture and nutrition policies in India at the national and state levels.
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    A woman processes rice in front of her house in Pukra, Habiganj district, Bangladesh

    Research from Ethiopia and Bangladesh on the potential of nutrition sensitive interventions

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    India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA): Early Experiences

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    In September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that made ‘right to food’ a legal entitlement for approximately three-quarters of the rural population and half of the urban population of India.
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    Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic productivity, and child growth and educational outcomes. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of micronutrients and consumption of these foods is lower than recommendations.
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    A perspective on the development and sustainability of nutrition surveillance in low-income countries

    BMC Nutrition, 2016
    Many varied activities are encompassed by the term 'nutrition(al) surveillance'. Several national surveillance systems were initiated soon after the World Food Conference in 1974, but few have lasted. Most were complex, expensive, slow to produce findings, and were eventually stopped.
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    Gender Differences in Adolescent Nutrition: evidence from two Indian districts

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) computed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was 28.5 in 2016. While this has improved from 36 in 2008, it still falls in the “serious” category.
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    Understanding, enabling and building effective leadership in nutrition

    Transform Nutrition, 2015
    Transform Nutrition’s work on leaders in nutrition explores how effective leaders understand the systems which both shape and constrain their action; and are able to translate this understanding into action which spans the boundaries of sectors and disciplinary knowledge. Researchers within the Transform Nutrition consortium carried out a study of 89 individual

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