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    Evidence-based policymaking in the food–health nexus

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This article examines the role of evidence in influencing food and nutrition-related public health policy, and starts to chart a way through the political economy of knowledge and evidence within this nexus.
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    Transforming food systems: The potential of engaged political economy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    A food systems approach is critical to understanding and facilitating food system transformation, yet gaps in analysis are impeding changes towards greater equity, sustainability, and emancipation. Gaps include analyses of interdependencies among food system activities, of narrative politics, and of the behaviour of food system components using dynamic methodologies.
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    Power in the Zambian nutrition policy process

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This article presents an example of a power analysis in the nutrition policy process in Zambia, using the ‘power cube’ framework. Here, nutrition policy priorities were found to have been shaped by a global epistemic community relying on the hidden and invisible power of technical language and knowledge to frame policy options which resonated with their own beliefs about malnutrition.
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    Building a sustainable food city: A collective approach

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Brighton – a city on the south coast of the UK with a vibrant food scene but also home to some entrenched inequalities – presents an excellent local case from which to explore some of the wider issues considered in this IDS Bulletin on the political economy of food.
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    Agroecology and food sovereignty

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The authors propose that agroecology provides a framework for understanding ‘levels’ for the transition to sustainable food systems. If we agree that agroecology includes social and political dimensions of governing territorial food systems, then it must be linked to movements for food sovereignty.
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    Would the people of Chhattisgarh prefer cash transfers instead of foodgrain?

    Sameeksha Trust, 2017
    The 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.
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    Situational analysis of pulse production and consumption in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Encouraging the production and consumption of pulses is in line with the second Sustainable Development Goal’s three-fold objective to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. This paper discusses the importance of encouraging the production and consumption of pulses, given their nutritional benefits.
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    Household approaches to factors affecting nutrition: a study of two Indian districts

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    A number of factors affect a household’s nutritional status: food production; access and availability of food; care in the home; health, water, sanitation and hygiene practices; women’s agency and empowerment; and women’s role as primary caregivers.
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    Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.
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    India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA): Early Experiences

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    In September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that made ‘right to food’ a legal entitlement for approximately three-quarters of the rural population and half of the urban population of India.

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