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C. Echavez, D. Rowland, N. Poole

Like in other countries in the South Asian region, malnutrition is a serious problem in Afghanistan: the latest national statistics confirm high rates of stunting among vulnerable groups such as...


Derek D. Headey,John Hoddinott
This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as...

S. Zuberi, R. Mehmood, H. Gazdar

How can agriculture play a more effective role in improving nutrition in countries with a high burden of hidden hunger and where an increasing proportion of the poor sources its food from the...


Artemisa Flores-Martinez,Giacomo Zanello,Bhavani Shankar,Nigel Poole

This research aims to examine the socio-economic correlates of anemia in women, and potential sources of iron in household diets in Afghanistan. It also examines whether ownership of...


Swarna Sadasivam Vepa, Brinda Viswanathan, Rohit Parasar,R.V. Bhavani

Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition...


S. Kadiyala; J. Harris; D. Headey

In India, progress against undernutrition has been slow. Given its importance for income generation, improving diets, care practices, and maternal health, the agriculture sector is widely regarded...


Inka Barnett, Shilpi Srivastava

Understanding policy debates from the past can help to explain and address the challenges of today. Agriculture can play an important role in the reduction of undernutrition in India. However, the...


S. S. Vepa, B. Viswanathan, R. V. Bhavani, Rohit Parasar

A recent global hunger index indicated a 12 percent decline in child underweight rates. This study attempts an empirical explanation of the factors that influence child underweight rates at the...


J. Humphrey, S. Henson

South Asia has experienced rapid economic growth, yet it still has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, and half the population is undernourished. Besides children, undernutrition...


B. Viswanathan, G. David, S. Vepa, R.V. Bhavani
Undernutrition is more widespread and persistent in South Asia, including India, with higher numbers of undernourished people living in rural areas. Indian evidence often shows a weak linkage between...

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