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    Leveraging agriculture for nutrition in South Asia: What do we know, and what have we learned?

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Despite 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.
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    Pakistan: country synthesis brief

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Government 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.
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    Bangladesh: country synthesis brief

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Bangladesh has taken initiative to address the undernutrition situation by strengthening linkages with agriculture, but rigorous scientific evidence is needed across geographical settings.
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    India: country synthesis brief

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Agriculture 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.
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    Women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia: From pathways to a cross-disciplinary, grounded analytical framework

    Food Policy, 2019
    This 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.
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    Food production and consumption in Shah Foladi, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan: the challenge of dietary seasonality

    Leveraging 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.
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    Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)

    The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International is a not-for-profit inter-governmental development and inform
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    Review of agriculture-nutrition linkages in South Asia

    Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, 2018
    The 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.
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    Factors associated with catch‐up growth in early infancy in rural Pakistan: a longitudinal analysis of the women's work and nutrition Study

    Wiley Online Library, 2018
    The adverse health impacts of early infant stunting can be partially ameliorated by early catch‐up growth. Few studies have examined predictors of and barriers to catch‐up growth to identify intervention points for improving linear growth during infancy. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of, and factors associated with, catch‐up growth among infants in Pakistan.
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    Water and sanitation challenges and impact on health in informal settlements

    Future Health Systems research consortium, 2018
    Access to water is one of the major challenges faced by residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and informal settlements are no exception to this problem. Communities’ sources and access to water vary by location.

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