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- 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, 2018This paper adds to the sparse literature on irrigation-diet linkages by contributing fresh evidence from Afghanistan and addresses the lacuna regarding the pathways through which such linkages may operate.Document
Effectiveness of the value chain of an agri-food product in reaching low income consumers: a business case study of AmulsprayLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018A large section of the population in South Asia is undernourished. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the region. Following the framework detailed in Henson and Humphrey (2015), this paper attempts to assess the effectiveness of a dairy milk product (Amulspray), manufactured by a cooperative business, in enhancing consumption of nutritious food by the poor.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Food and nutrition insecurity is a reality for a large number of people in India. Social safety nets to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable become important in such a scenario. The Public Distribution System (PDS) in India is an example of one such safety measure.Document
From uniformity to diversity: a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systemsIPES Food / The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, 2016The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2013It is increasingly recognised that agricultural growth and development do not necessarily translate into improved nutrition outcomes. Policymakers are increasingly grappling with how to design and implement agricultural policies and programmes that can also achieve nutritional objectives.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2013This paper analyses the pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition in the context of Pakistan, using a framework developed by theTackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India (TANDI) research programme.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2013Commissioned by the UK Hunger Alliance for the June 2013 'Hunger Summit' this report asks "How can smallholder agriculture contribute to improving food security and reducing under-nutrition?"Document
Agricultural research and policy for better health and nutrition in developing countries: a food systems approachAgEcon Search, 2006A large number of diseases and health hazards link human health and the global food system, while malnutrition interacts with many of these diseases. This paper argues that the global food system begins and ends with health, and that the prioritisation and implementation of agricultural research and policy should consider health and nutrition effects.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2009Climate change, together with global population and income growth, is a major threat to food security in the world. This food policy report presents research results which quantify climate change impact, assess the consequences for food security and estimate the investment required to offset the negative effects on human wellbeing.