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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, 2019
    This 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).
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    Principles of innovation to build nutrition-sensitive food systems in South Asia

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

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    In 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.
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    Interventions in agriculture for nutrition outcomes: A systematic review focused on South Asia

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Research 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.
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    Agricultural inputs and nutrition in South Asia

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    There are a number of potential pathways leading from agricultural input decisions to nutrition outcomes of farm households.
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    Nutrition and the governance of agri-food systems in South Asia: A systematic review

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019
    Malnutrition 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?
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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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