Leveraging agriculture for nutrition in India

A state level analysis of agriculture and child nutrition linkages in India exploring the associations between agricultural prosperity and rural child undernutrition after controlling for access to sanitation and safe drinking water concluded that agricultural prosperity as indicated by agricultural growth, worker and land productivity and per capita food grain production has a positive influence on reducing child undernutrition.

This Policy Brief discusses the following focus polices and programmes on nutrition: National Policy for Farmers 2007; National Food Security Act 2013; National Nutrition Policy 1993; National Food Security Mission; Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture; Draft National Policy for Women 2016.

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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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