Journal Papers
Nitya Rao, S. Raju
Some of the key pathways linking agriculture and nutrition run through women’s work, yet the evidence on these links are weak. Using time-use data from two Indian districts, this paper seeks to fill...

Giacomo Zanello, Bhavani Shankar , Nigel Poole
Increasing on-farm production diversity and improving markets are recognized as ways to improve the dietary diversity of smallholders. Using instrumental variable methods to account for endogeneity,...

Mehroosh Tak, Bhavani Shankar, Suneetha Kadiyala
Rapid economic growth, urbanization, and globalization have resulted in dietary transformation in India. Triple burden of malnutrition remains a significant concern, with high pre- valence of...

Shweta Khandelwal, Garima Vermaa , Nida I. Shaikh, Karen R. Siegel,Divya Sonia , Deepa Sonia , Anne-Marie Thowe
Multiple forms of malnutrition (MOM) are a public health concern that requires strong and collaborative policy action. One common thread across MOM is inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables...

Aliza Pradhan Akshaya Kumar Panda R. V. Bhavani
The challenge to food production posed by climate aberrations has been seeing increased attention to reviving millet-based farming systems. Millets are climate-resilient and nutritionally equivalent...

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...

S.Gillespie, RV Bhavani, A. Dangour, N. Poole and M.van den Bold
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...

R.V.Bhavani and P.Rampal
The paper reviews the evidence of agriculture–nutrition linkages with particular reference to South Asia from studies published during the period 2012–2018. South Asia houses the largest...

R. Pradeilles, T. Norris, E. Ferguson,H. Gazdar, S. Mazhar, H. B. Mallah, A. Budhani, R. Mehmood, S. Aslam, A.D. Dangour and E.Allen
The adverse health impacts of early infant stunting can be partially ameliorated by early catch‐up growth. Few studies have examined predictors of and barriers to catch‐up growth to identify...

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