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    Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: who delivers, how, and to whom?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes.  This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.
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    Public distribution system in Tamil Nadu: Implications for household consumption

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Food and nutrition insecurity is a reality for a large number of people in India. Social safety nets to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable become important in such a scenario. The Public Distribution System (PDS) in India is an example of one such safety measure.
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    Apply now for the STEPS Summer School 2018

    23 Jan 2018: The STEPS Summer School in May 2018 will bring together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, urban, water or energy issues. The aim is to explore theories, ideas, research methods and practical applications of STEPS thinking on pathways to sustainability.
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    Variation in output shares and endogenous matching in land rental contracts

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018
    We investigate the extent of variation in output sharing in land rental contracts and alternative hypotheses to explain this variation. Close to half of the rental contracts in our study in northern Ethiopia have output shares that deviate from the dominant 50-50 equal sharing.
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    Bangladesh - Rohingya emergency vulnerability assessment, December 2017

    World Food Programme, 2017
    Cox’s Bazar districts registered, since 25 August, a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is the highest in the world.
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    Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates: an atlas

    World Agroforestry Centre, 2017
    This atlas provides habitat suitability maps for 54 species that are widely used in Central America for shade in coffee or cocoa agroforestry systems. The 54 species represent 24 fruit species, 24 timber species and 6 species used for soil fertility improvement.
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    Fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Africa

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018
    The paper investigates the important role of fertilizer to enhance sustainable intensification and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa based on a multi-disciplinary literature review. The review starts with a macro-perspective taking population growth, economic development and climate change into account.
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    Climate risks to conservation in Uganda

    United States Agency for International Development, 2017
    This report provides information on the risks of climate change to biodiversity conservation in Uganda. This assessment, based on selected landscapes in Uganda, analyzes biodiversity resources and livelihoods dependent on biodiversity, as well as the ecosystem services on which they both rely.
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    Gendered time, seasonality and nutrition: insights from two Indian districts: Research Brief

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    There has been considerable attention to women’s work in nutritional studies, given women’s central role in child-bearing, child-care and child-rearing. Similarly, employment data indicates women’s high work-participation in agriculture – a phenomenon commonly known as the feminisation of agriculture, albeit as labourers and unpaid family workers, rather than independent cultivators. 
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    Explaining cross-state disparities in child nutrition in rural India

    Elsevier, 2015
    What drives the large disparities in height-for-age distributions among Indian states - variation in observed nutrition-related endowments, such as wealth or maternal education, or differential strengths of relationships across states between endowments and height-for-age?