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Can business-driven fortified foods reach nutritionally vulnerable households? A case study of tiger biscuitsLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Fortification of food has been an effective way to address micronutrient deficiency. This paper presents a case study of iron-fortified Tiger brand biscuits of Britannia Industries Limited (BIL).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, 2018International literature places great importance on nutrition sensitive agricultural interventions to improve health and nutrition; particularly in communities where potential for agricultural growth is promising. Despite this, little is understood about the ways in which agricultural interventions can be delivered to communities according to the needs of the communities.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Cereals are the major source of protein in the Indian diet. In recent years, due to declining preference the consumption of cereals is decreasing in spite of increasing output. Therefore, the country needs to further increase the production and encourage the intake of pulses in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the population, specifically in terms of protein consumption.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes. This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.Document
Factors which may limit the value of dietary diversity and its association with nutritional outcomes in preschool children in high burden districts of IndiaLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development.Document
What will it take to accelerate improvements in nutrition outcomes in Odisha? Learning from the pastElsevier, 2017The Indian state of Odisha has made significant strides to address health and nutrition in the last 25 years. We used public data, policy and program documents, published literature, and interviews with program and policy decision-makers, development partners, civil society members (n=29) and community members (n=45) to analyze these changes.DocumentElsevier, 2017This paper explores the drivers of Nepal's maternal and child nutrition success using document review, interviews with mothers, and quantitative analysis of DHS datasets. Our qualitative and quantitative analyses both highlight similar policy and community level changes but limited improvements in child feeding and care practices.Document
Community-level perceptions of drivers of change in nutrition: Evidence from South Asia and sub-Saharan AfricaElsevier, 2018Changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of nutritional status at the community-and household-level are a logical and empirical prerequisite to reducing high levels of undernutrition in high burden countries.