Animal sourced foods and child nutrition in SA: Policy priorities

Published Date : Thursday, March 8, 2018
 Although some South Asian countries have recently made impressive progress against undernutrition, indicators of maternal and child nutrition remain extremely poor across South Asia. In all countries except the Maldives and Sri Lanka, more than a third of preschool children are stunted, 33–52 percent of adult women have anemia and most countries have wasting prevalence in excess of 10% (considered “alarming”).

Women’s Agricultural Work and Nutrition in South Asia: Policy Priorities

Published Date : Wednesday, August 2, 2017
For many rural South Asian women, global efforts for the recognition of women’s contribution to the care economy, or for the greater visibility of women’s reproductivelabour, is a step too far. They struggle to have their contribution recognised in the productive sphere of the economy.

Markets for Nutrition

Published Date : Monday, October 3, 2016
In South Asia, a large proportion of the poorest people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, so farm-based initiatives are important. However, it is increasingly recognised that most low-income households buy some or all of their food in markets. Even farm households frequently buy some of their foods in markets and dependence on markets for obtaining food is even greater for rural non-farm, landless and urban households. In addition, public agencies often acquire food for distribution...

South Asia Focus

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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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