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    Indian experience on household food and nutrition security

    Gender and Food Security, FAO, 1994
    Covers the production, availability and consumption of cereals, which are known to contribute around 70 percent of the energy and protein requirement and which happen to be the first objective to be attained by a poor household.
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    The Impact of the Midday Meal Scheme on Nutrition and Learning

    Young Lives, 2010
    Food insecurity and poor nutrition remain a problem in many developing countries and can have profound effects on children’s health and their development. The Midday Meal Scheme in India is a programme covering primary school children to improve nutrition as well as increase educational enrolment, retention and attendance.
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    The Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India: What Do We Know?

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
    India is home to one-third of the world’s malnourished children in spite of substantial growth in the country’s agricultural sector, which has helped fuel the country’s economic rise. Agriculture continues to be the primary source of livelihood for the majority of nutritionally vulnerable households in India.
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    Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change: Strategies for a Sustainable Future

    Watershed Organisation Trust, 2013
    The paper examines the existing supporting systems to food and nutritional security (FNS) – institutional and social – especially in the semi-arid and dryland regions in India. It explores the climatic and non-climatic factors which are intertwined and interdependent in the issue of FNS.
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    Feeding India’s Growing Billion: inclusive growth of food production indispensable

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2012
    According to the report of the United Nations World Food Programme, India ranks 67th in the Global Hunger Index of 119 countries. It also points to some staggering figures. More than 27 per cent of the world’s undernourished population lives in India while 43 per cent of children (under 5 years) are underweight.
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    Children’s multidimensional health and medium-run cognitive skills

    Young Lives, 2014
    By recognising the multifaceted nature of health, this paper engages in the lively debate on the effects of health in early childhood on educational outcomes in later life stages, bringing new evidence from four low-and middle-income countries.
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    Operationalizing the concept of farming system for nutrition through the promotion of nutrition-sensitive agriculture

    Current Science, 2014
    Despite impressive gains in agricultural production and greater availability of food many people in India suffer from undernutrition. Improvements in agricultural production that lead to greater access to nutritious food could help combat undernutrition.
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    Strengthening public health nutrition education in India

    Transform Nutrition, 2014
    Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic  development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and  nutritionists means that this challenge is not being met. Due to resource constraints,  the most realistic way of improving this situation is to optimise the use of existing 
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    Home gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowerment

    MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2014
    This story of change is about the impact of the Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition project led by the Swaminathan Research Foundation. The project aims to enhance food and nutrition security, and the income of marginal, small and landless tribal communities in agro-biodiversity hotspots in India. Key messages from this brief include:
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    Implementation Notes

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
    The Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN) programme has launched a new series of publications called Implementation Notes. These papers summarize experiences related to how specific interventions or programmes are delivered. They are intended to share information on innovations in delivery and are not research products.

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