Searching with a thematic focus on Political economy of undernutrition, Nutrition
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- DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016State and district level studies linking child undernutrition to agricultural prosperity and provisioning of public services highlight the importance of public health provisioning such as sanitation, vaccination and healthcare facilities in rural areas, public provisioning for maternal health and women’s education as well as social provisioning of food.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016A state level analysis of agriculture and child nutrition linkages in India exploring the associations between agricultural prosperity and rural child undernutrition after controlling for access to sanitation and safe drinking water concluded that agricultural prosperity as indicated by agricultural growth, worker and land productivity and per capita food grain production has a positive influenDocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015Making safe, nutrient-rich foods more accessible to people on low-incomes is one way to reduce micronutrient undernutrition (the lack of essential nutrients and minerals required by the body for healthy development). Efforts to integrate better agriculture and nutrition are focused on this goal, and many initiatives target low-income farm households.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Pakistan has high rates of child undernutrition (both stunting and wasting). The country’s agricultural sector is a source of livelihood for over 40 per cent of the workforce. The LANSA Evidence Review for Pakistan found that there had been steady feminisation of the agricultural workforce as men moved out of the sector and women remained.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.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, 2017While there are multiple causes of malnutrition in Afghanistan, undernutrition and lack of dietary diversity point to micronutrient deficiencies rather than generalised food insecurity. This implies a major role for agriculture. In Afghanistan, there is potential to re-orient the whole agriculture sector towards the nutrition agenda.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.