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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.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains. Pakistan’s dairy sector has been the focus of a business-driven innovation which introduced ultra-high temperature treated (UHT) milk in aseptic packaging.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, 2018Although some South Asian countries have recently made impressive progress against undernutrition, indicators of maternal and child nutrition remain extremely poor across South Asia. These exceptionally high rates of undernutrition are caused by many underlying factors such as poverty, poor education, and limited access to health, family planning and WASH services.Document2018This paper describes the introduction of nutrition garden to address household diet diversity in Wardha, Maharashtra and Koraput, Odisha. The study started with a detailed baseline survey and its assessment in 2013-14 along with designing and promotion of nutrition gardens of fruits and vegetables.News11 Jun 2018: A Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) partner report has highlighted the need for open access and open data at universities to help solve world hunger and malnutrition. The report, Open Access and Open Data at PUSH Universities, was published by Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH), a GODAN partner led by Auburn University in the USA.Document
Can business-driven fortified foods reach nutritionally vulnerable households? A case study of tiger biscuitsLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Fortification of food has been an effective way to address micronutrient deficiency. This paper presents a case study of iron-fortified Tiger brand biscuits of Britannia Industries Limited (BIL).DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018This paper adds to the sparse literature on irrigation-diet linkages by contributing fresh evidence from Afghanistan and addresses the lacuna regarding the pathways through which such linkages may operate.Document
Effectiveness of the value chain of an agri-food product in reaching low income consumers: a business case study of AmulsprayLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018A large section of the population in South Asia is undernourished. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the region. Following the framework detailed in Henson and Humphrey (2015), this paper attempts to assess the effectiveness of a dairy milk product (Amulspray), manufactured by a cooperative business, in enhancing consumption of nutritious food by the poor.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018International 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.