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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can better ‘shape’ the market to deliver nutritional outcomes. This article introduces an issue of the IDS Bulletin which presents research findings in this area developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.Document
The ‘new’ African customary land tenure. Characteristic, features and policy implications of a new paradigmScience Direct, 2018Most of the land in sub-Saharan Africa is governed under various forms of customary tenure. Over the past three decades a quiet paradigm shift has been taking place transforming the way such landl is governed.Document
Farmer-led irrigation development and investment strategies for food security, growth and employment in AfricaGlobal Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018Following a three year research programme, the SAFI research project gathered a group of researchers, policy-makers and irrigation specialists to define the characteristics of farmer-led irrigation development in Africa, and identify potential interventions by government and development agenciDocumentSameeksha Trust, 2017The overwhelming and consistent preference for grain over cash is striking, especially since this preference was expressed by both men and women, irrespective of class, age, or community. It is useful to examine reasons for this sharp preference for grain over cash against the background of national debates about cash transfers.Document
Women’s empowerment mitigates the negative effects of low production diversity on maternal and child nutrition in NepalTaylor and Francis Group, 2015We use household survey data from Nepal to investigate relationships between women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on maternal and child dietary diversity and anthropometric outcomes.DocumentElsevier, 2018Research from richer countries finds that dairy consumption has strong positive associations with linear growth in children, but surprisingly little evidence exists for developing countries where diets are far less diversified.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Undernutrition among mothers and children remains one of the main public health challenges of the 21st century, particularly in low and middle-income countries. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, though many factors contribute to the indirect causes.DocumentScience Direct, 2018Is there an alternative model to small family farming that could provide sustainable livelihoods to millions of resource-constrained and often non-viable smallholders in developing countries? Could group farming constitute such an alternative, wherein smallholders voluntarily pool land, labour and capital to create larger farms that they manage collectively?Document
Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic reviewThe Campbell Collaboration, 2018In recent decades, agricultural productivity in low- and lower-middle-income countries, particularly in Africa, has fallen increasingly behind that of upper middle-income countries. Adequate use of agricultural inputs such as improved seeds and inorganic fertilisers has been identified as one way of enhancing agricultural productivity.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Government food distribution programmes have the potential to reduce malnutrition at scale. The Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in India presents a unique example of a state-led food distribution initiative to address malnutrition.