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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 in predominantly...

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 as...

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...

S. Yosef, A.D. Jones, B. Chakraborty, S. Gillespie
Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the...

E. Cavatorta; B. Shankar; A. Flores-Martinez
What drives the large disparities in height-for-age distributions among Indian states - variation in observed nutrition-related endowments, such as wealth or maternal education, or differential...

M. van den Bold; N. Kohli; S. Gillespie
Almost half of all children in South Asia are stunted. Although agriculture has the potential to be a strong driver of undernutrition reduction and serves as the main source of livelihood for over...

S. Gillespie, M. van den Bold, J. Hodge
South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are the two regions of the world with the highest concentration of undernutrition. The majority of the nutritionally vulnerable populations in both regions is...

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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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