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Amit Mitra,Nitya Rao
Despite the global recognition of women’s central role in the provision, management, and utilisation of water for production and domestic use, and despite the close links between production...

S. Raju, Priya Rampal, R. V. Bhavani, and S. C. Rajshekar
The objective of this note is to examine issues that have arisen as a result of the introduction of millets into the public distribution system (PDS) in Karnataka. These include problems of...

D. Glover, N. Poole
Innovations within global food systems have contributed to the predicament known as the triple burden of malnutrition – the co-existence of hunger and micronutrient deficiency with the...

F.A. Bird
Research on the potential impact of interventions in agriculture on nutrition outcomes is of particular relevance in South Asia where agriculture-related activities are a major source of livelihoods...

B. Shankar, N. Poole, F.A. Bird
There are a number of potential pathways leading from agricultural input decisions to nutrition outcomes of farm households. These have special resonance in less developed areas of South Asia given...

J. Gupte, R. Longhurst
This paper systematically reviews the evidence on what capacities the state requires to leverage agriculture for nutrition in fragile contexts, maintaining a focus on state in South Asia (especially...

S. Gillespie, M. van den Bold, J. Hodge
Malnutrition is a multicausal challenge that requires multisectoral responses to make comprehensive and sustainable progress, over the long term. How is agriculture and the wider agri-food system...

N. Rao, H. Gazdar, D. Chanchani, M. Ibrahim
In this systematic review, the authors aim to examine the impact of women’s work in agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in South Asia. Building on previous reviews supported under the...

S. Gillespie, N. Poole, M. van den Bold, R.V. Bhavani, A.D. Dangour, P. Shetty
Despite significant improvements over recent decades, rates of undernutrition remain high in South Asia, with adverse impacts on morbidity and mortality. Overweight/obesity, among children and adults...

S. Aslam, J. Meeker, S. Rajeesh
Government policies for agriculture have traditionally focused on increasing crop yields, maintaining food price stability and improving the distribution network of food crops in Pakistan. However,...

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