LANSA Working Papers
B. Chakraborty, F. Akter, M. Hossain, U.S. Mukta
International literature accords immense importance to agriculture interventions in order to achieve better health and nutrition. It stresses the importance of women’s engagement, diversified...

P. Rampal
Encouraging the production and consumption of pulses is in line with the second Sustainable Development Goal’s three-fold objective to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and...

J. Gupte
Fragility, resulting both from violent conflict and/or severely adverse environmental conditions linked to climate change, fundamentally alters the linkages between agriculture and nutrition outcomes...

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....

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This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies

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