Leveraging Agriculture for Child and Adolescent Nutrition in India

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focus mainly on the first 1000 days, the National Nutrition Policy 1993 of the Government of India, under the aegis of Department of Women and Child Development, emphasises Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices (IYCF). According to the National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA), pregnant women and lactating mothers until six months after child birth and children in the age group of six months to six years are entitled to an appropriate meal free of charge. The Leveraging Agriculture for Child and Adolescent Nutrition Policy Brief thus looks at agriculture and child nutrition linkages while exploring the associations between agricultural prosperity and child undernutrition in rural India.


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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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