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- DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019There are a number of potential pathways leading from agricultural input decisions to nutrition outcomes of farm households.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Malnutrition is a multicausal challenge that requires multisectoral responses to make comprehensive and sustainable progress, over the long term. How is agriculture and the wider agri-food system positioned within the constellation of factors and processes that determine nutrition outcomes in different contexts and countries?DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Government policies for agriculture have traditionally focused on increasing crop yields, maintaining food price stability and improving the distribution network of food crops in Pakistan. However, strong, recent interest in nutrition has brought opportunities to engage with these policies based on evidence on ways to enhance them.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Bangladesh has taken initiative to address the undernutrition situation by strengthening linkages with agriculture, but rigorous scientific evidence is needed across geographical settings.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019Agriculture policies, programmes and schemes are at both national and state level in India. There is much scope for governments to be proactive and take initiatives while responding to requirements within the state.Document
Food production and consumption in Shah Foladi, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan: the challenge of dietary seasonalityLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2019‘Assuring global food security’ is among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nutrition security focuses on micronutrient-deficiency diseases caused by inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals.DocumentCentre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, 2018The paper reviews the evidence of agriculture–nutrition linkages with particular reference to South Asia from studies published during the period 2012–2018. South Asia houses the largest population of undernourished people in the world and a majority of the population in the region is dependent on agriculture and allied activities and live in rural areas.Document
Factors associated with catch‐up growth in early infancy in rural Pakistan: a longitudinal analysis of the women's work and nutrition StudyWiley Online Library, 2018The adverse health impacts of early infant stunting can be partially ameliorated by early catch‐up growth. Few studies have examined predictors of and barriers to catch‐up growth to identify intervention points for improving linear growth during infancy. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of, and factors associated with, catch‐up growth among infants in Pakistan.DocumentSAGE, 2018India became self-sufficient in food because of the Green Revolution in the 1960s. However, both the technological innovation and policy support have been biased toward cereals. It is expected that cereals are the major source of proteins in the diet. In recent years, the consumption of cereals is declining in spite of increasing output due to declining preference.DocumentSpringer, 2018Despite recent improvements in the national average, stunting levels in Afghanistan exceed 70% in some Provinces. Agriculture serves as the main source of livelihood for over half of the population and has the potential to be a strong driver of a reduction in under-nutrition.