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...

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)...

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...

H Gazdar, M Balagamwala

This paper analyses the pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition in the context of Pakistan, using a framework developed by theTackling the Agriculture-Nutrition...

Brinda Viswanathan

This paper uses the Indian National Family Health Survey data for the year 2005–2006 to draw comparisons of height among adult women across regions for minority groups like caste and religion....


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