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Seasonal variation in the proximal determinants of undernutrition during the first 1000 days of life in rural South Asia: a comprehensive reviewElsevier, 2018DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Globally, social provisioning of food is recognised as an important means to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition. Government food distribution programmes have potential for impact at scale in this context.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Despite rapid economic growth, undernutrition rates in South Asia remain among the highest in the world. It is also seen that both rural and urban populations in developing countries are increasingly dependent on markets for food. This makes examining the potential of different agri‑food models to deliver nutritious foods relevant.DocumentSameeksha Trust, 2017The 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.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Government food distribution programmes have the potential to reduce malnutrition at scale. The Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in India presents a unique example of a state-led food distribution initiative to address malnutrition.Document
How Can Health, Agriculture and Economic Policy Actors Work Together to Enhance the External Food Environment for Fruit and Vegetables? A Qualitative Policy Analysis in IndiaFood Policy, 2018The benefits of fruit and vegetables are well established, particularly their role in preventing general micronutrient-deficiencies and chronic diseases. However, global food systems are not delivering diverse and high quality diets: healthy food is unavailable and too expensive for many.Document
Effect of Agricultural Seasons on Energy Intake: Evidence from Two Agro-Ecologically Different Rural Districts of IndiaFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2018Seasonality is recognised as a constraint to agricultural production and food and nutrition security of rural households. It alters the energy intake from different groups of foods based on the availability. These variations in energy intake affect the nutritional status of the population.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.