Fruit and vegetable supply policies

LEVERAGING FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SUPPLY POLICIES TO TACKLE THE DUAL BURDEN OF MALNUTRITION IN INDIA 

Study Objectives

Our proposed research includes four objectives:

  1. Identify and assess existing food and agricultural policies in India (IaB) related to fruit and vegetable (FV) supply and affordability, using the Consumption-Oriented Supply Chain analysis framework;
  2. Analyze the policies in terms of their aims, coverage and implementation modes;
  3. Assess how these policies affect accessibility (particularly, availability and affordability) of FV by analyzing facilitators and barriers to consumption in general – especially among children and adolescents; and
  4. Identify policy recommendations and strategies for increasing supply and affordability of FV with a focus on children and adolescents.

Key Research Questions

Our objectives will answer the following research questions:

  1. What are the existing FV supply chain policies that affect their accessibility in IaB?
  2. What are the facilitators and barriers to reforming policies to increase supply and affordability of FV in IaB to improve short and long term nutrition especially among children and adolescents in IaB?
  3. How could FV supply policies be strengthened to improve the better nutritional outcomes?

Lead partner

Public Health Foundation of India

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies

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