Journal Papers
A. Thow , G. Verma, D. Soni, D. Soni, D. Beri, P. Kumar, K. R. Siegel, N. Shaikh, S. Khandelwal
The benefits of fruit and vegetables are well established, particularly their role in preventing general micronutrient-deficiencies and chronic diseases. However, global food systems are not...

M. Maestre, N. Poole
There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can better ‘shape’ the market to deliver nutritional outcomes. This article introduces an issue...

​DJ Nithya,R. V. Bhavani​
Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development. This study examines whether three dietary diversity indices...

S. Gillespie, M. van den Bold
After a period of relative success in generating political momentum to address malnutrition, there is an increasing urgency to focus on implementation and impact on the ground. This requires better...

N. Kohlia, R. Avula, M. van den Bold, E. Becker, N. Nisbett, L. Haddad, P. Menon
The Indian state of Odisha has made significant strides to address health and nutrition in the last 25 years. We used public data, policy and program documents, published literature, and interviews (...

K. Cunningham, D. Headey, A. Singh, C. Karmacharya, P. Pandey Rana
This paper explores the drivers of Nepal's maternal and child nutrition success using document review, interviews with mothers, and quantitative analysis of DHS datasets. Our qualitative and...

N. Nisbett, M. van den Bold, S. Gillespie, P. Menon, P. Davis, T. Roopnarain, H. Kampman, N. Kohli, A. Singh, A. Warren
Changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of nutritional status at the community- and household-level are a logical and empirical prerequisite to reducing high levels of...

N. Nisbett, P.Davis, S. Yosef, N. Akhtar
Bangladesh has made considerable progress in reducing child stunting and is lauded as a success story in global nutrition fora. This mixed-methods study considers available statistical and...

M. Mohsena , M. Hossain , B. Chakraborty, A. Bayes and A. N. M. Rahman
This study assessed whether agricultural and household incomes were the same across different agro-ecological environments in Bangladesh. An in-depth analysis of the effect of unfavourable ecologies...

V. Vijaya Bhaskar D. J. Nithya S. Raju R. V. Bhavani
Agriculture is the predominant livelihood for 70 %of the population living in rural India, and food expenses occupy a major proportion of their household budget. Rural household diets suggest that...

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