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    An analysis of protein consumption in India through plant and animal sources

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Cereals 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.
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    Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: who delivers, how, and to whom?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    There 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.
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    Factors which may limit the value of dietary diversity and its association with nutritional outcomes in preschool children in high burden districts of India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development.
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    What will it take to accelerate improvements in nutrition outcomes in Odisha? Learning from the past

    Elsevier, 2017
    The 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. 
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    Public distribution system in Tamil Nadu: Implications for household consumption

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Food 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.
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    Gendered time, seasonality and nutrition: insights from two Indian districts: Research Brief

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    There has been considerable attention to women’s work in nutritional studies, given women’s central role in child-bearing, child-care and child-rearing. Similarly, employment data indicates women’s high work-participation in agriculture – a phenomenon commonly known as the feminisation of agriculture, albeit as labourers and unpaid family workers, rather than independent cultivators. 
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    Explaining cross-state disparities in child nutrition in rural India

    Elsevier, 2015
    What drives the large disparities in height-for-age distributions among Indian states - variation in observed nutrition-related endowments, such as wealth or maternal education, or differential strengths of relationships across states between endowments and height-for-age?
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    Importance of WASH and healthcare for enabling agriculture-nutrition linkages in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    State and district level studies linking child undernutrition to agricultural prosperity and provisioning of public services highlight the importance of public health provisioning such as sanitation, vaccination and healthcare facilities in rural areas, public provisioning for maternal health and women’s education as well as social provisioning of food.
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    Leveraging agriculture for nutrition in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    A state level analysis of agriculture and child nutrition linkages in India exploring the associations between agricultural prosperity and rural child undernutrition after controlling for access to sanitation and safe drinking water concluded that agricultural prosperity as indicated by agricultural growth, worker and land productivity and per capita food grain production has a positive influen
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    Leveraging agriculture for child and adolescent nutrition in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    Ensuring access and safety of food to meet the nutritional requirements of proteins, calories and micronutrients in infancy and childhood from six months of age needs to be a priority in India.

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