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    School Nutrition Programme, Bangladesh: WFP-BRAC Initiative

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    High rates of malnutrition in children, adolescents and women are a major concern in Bangladesh. World Food Programme (WFP) and BRAC initiated a school feeding programme in 2012 targeting children from poor households. This case study was conducted in Islampur upazila in Jamalpur district where micronutrient deficiencies are widespread.
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    A study on milk value chains for poor people in Bangladesh

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Child and maternal undernutrition is still prevalent in Bangladesh and poor dietary diversity is one of the major causes. While milk can contribute to nutritional requirements, currently availability in Bangladesh is 126ml/person/day, whereas recommended consumption is 250ml/person/ day.
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    Business-based strategies for improved nutrition: the case of Grameen Danone Foods

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    There is increasing interest in the role that businesses can play in promoting the consumption of nutrient-dense foods as part of strategies to reduce the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries.
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    Household dairy production and child growth: evidence from Bangladesh

    Elsevier, 2018
    Research from richer countries finds that dairy consumption has strong positive associations with linear growth in children, but surprisingly little evidence exists for developing countries where diets are far less diversified.
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    Fragile environment, seasonality and undernutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Undernutrition among mothers and children remains one of the main public health challenges of the 21st century, particularly in low and middle-income countries. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, though many factors contribute to the indirect causes.
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    Crop Diversity, Dietary Diversity and Nutritional Outcome in Rural Bangladesh: Evidences from VDSA Panel Household Surveys

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Does crop diversity contribute toward dietary diversity and nutritional status of rural households in Bangladesh? The present study tries to answer this question.
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    Farming systems for improved nutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    International 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.
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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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    Farming systems for improved nutrition: A formative study

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    International literature accords immense importance to agriculture interventions in order to achieve better health and nutrition. It stresses the importance of women’s engagement, diversified production and consumption, and incorporation of other health and nutrition services into the agriculture extension services.
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    Connecting agriculture to better nutrition in South Asia: Innovation as a process of socio-technical change

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal malnutrition and child stunting. This paper explores the potential for different kinds of innovation to strengthen the connections between agriculture and nutrition in South Asia.

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