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- DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019There are a number of potential pathways leading from agricultural input decisions to nutrition outcomes of farm households.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Malnutrition is a multicausal challenge that requires multisectoral responses to make comprehensive and sustainable progress, over the long term. How is agriculture and the wider agri-food system positioned within the constellation of factors and processes that determine nutrition outcomes in different contexts and countries?DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Despite significant improvements over recent decades, rates of undernutrition remain high in South Asia, with adverse impacts on morbidity and mortality. Overweight/obesity, among children and adults, is now an additional and major public health concern.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Government policies for agriculture have traditionally focused on increasing crop yields, maintaining food price stability and improving the distribution network of food crops in Pakistan. However, strong, recent interest in nutrition has brought opportunities to engage with these policies based on evidence on ways to enhance them.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Bangladesh has taken initiative to address the undernutrition situation by strengthening linkages with agriculture, but rigorous scientific evidence is needed across geographical settings.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Agriculture policies, programmes and schemes are at both national and state level in India. There is much scope for governments to be proactive and take initiatives while responding to requirements within the state.Document
Women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: From pathways to a cross-disciplinary, grounded analytical frameworkFood Policy, 2019This systematic review examines the impact of women’s work in agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in South Asia. Building on previous reviews supported under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) consortium, and recent published literature, it includes findings from new LANSA research.Document
Food production and consumption in Shah Foladi, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan: the challenge of dietary seasonalityLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019‘Assuring global food security’ is among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nutrition security focuses on micronutrient-deficiency diseases caused by inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals.OrganisationThe Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International is a not-for-profit inter-governmental development and informDocumentCentre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, 2018The paper reviews the evidence of agriculture–nutrition linkages with particular reference to South Asia from studies published during the period 2012–2018. South Asia houses the largest population of undernourished people in the world and a majority of the population in the region is dependent on agriculture and allied activities and live in rural areas.