Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in India

The Green Revolution has largely remained a cereal revolution, with bias towards wheat and rice. Coarse grains (millets) regarded as poor man’s staple and pulses to meet protein requirements have been neglected. These need immediate attention if we are serious in tackling the persisting problem of undernutrition in the country. Given that a large part of India is under dry-land or rain-fed farming characterised by more crop diversification, this finding highlights the need for targeting agriculture policies to rain-fed farming areas, to ensure that agricultural growth consistently translates into higher labour productivity and wages. The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in India Policy Brief makes several recommendations to revitalise farming systems to address the persisiting problem of undernutrition.


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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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