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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?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.DocumentSpringer, 2018Despite recent improvements in the national average, stunting levels in Afghanistan exceed 70% in some Provinces. Agriculture serves as the main source of livelihood for over half of the population and has the potential to be a strong driver of a reduction in under-nutrition.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Despite agriculture being the mainstay of Afghan society, little attention has been given to its potential to address undernutrition. The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research programme consortium aims to enhance the impact of agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in Afghanistan.DocumentFuture Health Systems research consortium, 2017Future Health Systems research into empowering communities to demand and shape health services has informed the development of a WHO strategy on service delivery.The strategy reflects a paradigm shift towards an increased emphasis on preventive public health, as well as curative strategies, to address current and future health challenges.