LANSA Working Papers
Anjali Neelakantan, Lina Sonne
A number of factors affect a household’s nutritional status: food production; access and availability of food; care in the home; health, water, sanitation and hygiene practices; women’s agency and...

Anar Bhatt, Anjali Neelakantan, Lina Sonne
Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.This paper considers the implementation of nutrition programmes...

Dominic Glover
In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal...

L. Sonne
India's policy environment has undergone a substantial overhaul since 2014, when a new government came in. This paper discusses recent changes in, and the current state of, food, agriculture and...

Raghav Puri
In September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that made ‘right to food’ a legal entitlement for approximately three-quarters of the rural population and half...

A. Mitra, N. Rao
India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the...

B. Chakraborty, M. Abid-Ul-Kabir, M. Hossain, M.S. Islam
Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian nation. Most of the people of the country directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. Rural people are more involved in this sector compared to urban people....

A. Bayes, A.N. Mahfuzur Rahman, B. Chakraborty, M. Hossain, M. Mohsena
Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas. Recently, the issue of spatial distribution of undernutrition has emerged as a...

M. Hossain, M.A. Islam, N.A. Jimi
It is now widely recognised that intake of sufficient dietary energy does not ensure adequate intake of protein and micronutrients necessary for leading an active and healthy life. Legumes, animal...

R. Parasar, R.V. Bhavani
Efforts to give a pro-nutrition focus to agriculture to address the problem of undernutrition in developing countries have predominantly focused on boosting production and/or consumption of...

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