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How do the state’s organisational capacities at the micro- and macro-levels influence agriculture-nutrition linkages in fragile contexts?Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019This paper systematically reviews the evidence on what capacities the state requires to leverage agriculture for nutrition in fragile contexts, maintaining a focus on state in South Asia (especially India).DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Innovations within global food systems have contributed to the predicament known as the triple burden of malnutrition – the co-existence of hunger and micronutrient deficiency with the diseases of overnutrition, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.Document
Women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: From pathways to a cross-disciplinary, grounded analytical frameworkLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019In this systematic review, the authors aim to examine 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, we include findings from new LANSA research.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Research on the potential impact of interventions in agriculture on nutrition outcomes is of particular relevance in South Asia where agriculture-related activities are a major source of livelihoods for large sections of society and where the population suffers from one of the highest global burdens of malnutrition in all its forms.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.