Policy Briefs
D. Headey
Although some South Asian countries have recently made impressive progress against undernutrition, indicators of maternal and child nutrition remain extremely poor across South Asia. These...

J. Humphrey, S. Zuberi
Making safe, nutrient-rich foods more accessible to people on low-incomes is one way to reduce micronutrient undernutrition (the lack of essential nutrients and minerals required by the body for...

N. Rao
The Odisha State Policy for Girls and Women (2014) is a comprehensive document that seeks to create a state where girls and women are equal partners in development. It specifically focuses on: health...

N. Rao, H. Gazdar
LANSA research has highlighted the linkage between women’s agricultural work and nutrition in South Asia. Official statistics acknowledge that agriculture accounts for a majority of women workers in...

R.V. Bhavani, R. Parasar, P. Shetty, S. Rajeesh
State and district level studies linking child undernutrition to agricultural prosperity and provisioning of public services highlight the importance of public health provisioning such as sanitation...

R.V. Bhavani, N. Rao, P. Shetty, R. Parasar, S. Rajeesh
Policy debates around agriculture and nutrition and the crucial role of women needs to be informed by evidence that research programmes like LANSA generate. The available evidence recommends the...

R.V. Bhavani, P. Shetty, A. Kumar Panda, D. J. Nithya, S. Raju, R. Parasar, S. Rajeesh
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...

R.V. Bhavani, S. Rajeesh, P. Shetty
The National Policy for Children 2013 adopted by the Government of India in April 2013, adheres to the Constitutional mandate and guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of...

R.V. Bhavani, P. Shetty, R. Parasar, D. J. Nithya, S. Rajeesh
Ensuring access and safety of food to meet the nutritional requirements of proteins, calories and micronutrients in infancy and childhood from six months of age needs to be a priority in India.This...

N. Poole
While there are multiple causes of malnutrition in Afghanistan, undernutrition and lack of dietary diversity point to micronutrient deficiencies rather than generalised food insecurity. This implies...

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