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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...

H. Bux Mallah, H. Gazdar, M. Balagamwala
Does women’s work in agriculture help or hinder nutrition in Pakistan? This question has assumed great significance due to the steady feminisation, over the last decade, of the agricultural...

D. Heady
Bangladesh has managed to sustain a surprisingly rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. The two largest drivers of change that have prompted this unheralded...

S. Zuberi
Results of the latest nationwide nutrition survey show that Pakistan has persistently high rates of undernutrition despite respectable rates of economic growth. Amongst economic sectors, agriculture...

S S Vepa ,V. Umashankar, R V Bhavani and Rohit Parasar
The literature review on agriculture-child nutrition linkage indicates that the evidence base is weak and inconclusive (Kadiyala et al., 2013). This paper explores the possible linkages between...

S. Nagarajan; R.V. Bhavani; M.S. Swaminathan
Despite impressive gains in agricultural production and greater availability of food many people in India suffer from undernutrition. Improvements in agricultural production that lead to greater...

M. Loevinsohn, R. Mehmood
The paper first briefly sketches the origins of the system of innovation (SoI) concept and the need it was seen to fulfil in agriculture. It then illustrates the different ways it has been employed...

D.D. Headey
South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition — the so-called Asian enigma . Yet contrary to this stereotype, Bangladesh has managed to...

Prasun Kumar Das, R. V. Bhavani, M. S. Swaminathan
Agriculture is the primary livelihood of a majority of the population in South Asia. The region also houses a large population of undernourished people. The farming system for nutrition (FSN) model...

H. Malapit; S. Kadiyala; A. Quisumbing / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2013
It is increasingly recognised that agricultural growth and development do not necessarily translate into improved nutrition outcomes. Policymakers are increasingly grappling with how to design and...

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