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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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    A Congolese community-based health program for survivors of sexual violence

    BioMed Central, 2012
    Many survivors of gender based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) report barriers to access health services including, distance, cost, lack of trained providers and fear of stigma.
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    Importance of WASH and healthcare for enabling agriculture-nutrition linkages in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    State 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.
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    Gendered time, seasonality and nutrition: insights from two Indian districts

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Relatively few studies explore the links between women’s work in agriculture and nutritional outcomes. Using time use data from two Indian districts, this paper seeks to fill this gap.
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    Women agricultural workers and nutrition in Pakistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Pakistan 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. 
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    Gender, agriculture, and nutrition in South Asia: conceptualising the links

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Even with higher economic growth and an overall reduction in poverty, there exists child undernutrition, maternal undernutrition and diverse forms of micro nutrient deficiencies – a phenomenon labelled as the South Asian Paradox.
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    Agriculture, nutrition and gender in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    The 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. 
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    Women in agriculture and nutrition in Odisha, India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    The 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.
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    Women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: policy priorities

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    LANSA 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.
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    Women in agriculture and nutrition in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    Policy debates around agriculture and nutrition and the crucial role of women needs to be informed by evidence that research programmes like LANSA generate. The available evidence recommends the recognition of women’s roles in agriculture and nutrition.

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