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The Policy Environment for Food, Agriculture and Nutrition in India: Taking Stock and Looking ForwardLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India'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.Nutrition
Research from Ethiopia and Bangladesh on the potential of nutrition sensitive interventionsDocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017In 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.Document
Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in IndiaLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Micronutrient 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.Document
A perspective on the development and sustainability of nutrition surveillance in low-income countriesBMC Nutrition, 2016Many 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.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India 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.DocumentTransform Nutrition, 2015Transform 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 individualOrganisation
Partnerships and Opportunities for Strengthening and Harmonizing Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN)POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) aims to reduce the nutrition evidence gap in India by synthesizing, generating, and mobilizing nutDocumentTransform Nutrition, 2017Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is responsible for between 1–2 million preventable deaths every year and affects around 17 million children under five. Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a proven approach to identify and treat SAM cases. However its effectiveness is limited if treatment protocols are not followed and data is unreliable.Document
Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and BangladeshInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators.