Published Date : Sunday, November 30, 2014
The research question underlying the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study is − What is the scope of agricultural interventions such as ‘Farming System for Nutrition’ to improve the nutritional status of the undernourished? The study hypothesis is – specially designed agricultural interventions of FSN can enhance agricultural productivity and farm incomes, leading to more diversified and nutritive dietary pattern, contributing to better nutritional outcomes. The...

field visit cum training for FSN farmers

Published Date : Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A field visit cum training for FSN farmers was held at Farm School, MSSRF, Wardha on September18, 2014, Thursday forintervention in Saheli (Arvi), Susund & Borgaon/Gondi (Karaja) of Wardha District.View Report

Community nutrition garden at Koraput and Wardha

Published Date : Thursday, June 26, 2014
In October-November 2013, community nutrition gardens demonstrations were setup in the villages of Koraput (Odisha district) and Wardha (Maharashtra district). The gardens are being managed by groups of women who have come together to form community nutrition garden clubs. View Report - WardhaView Report - WardhaView Report - Koraput

Introduction of FSN at Koraput

Published Date : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Meetings were arranged to introduce Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) intervention at Koraput under LANSA with technical sessions on capacity building and knowledge sharing with stakeholders.View ReportView ReportView ReportView Report

Reports on demonstrations and trials at Koraput

Published Date : Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The documents contains the progress reports on mix cropping demonstration, sweet potato demonstration in Kharif 2013, a report on trial of urea deep placement technology for productivity and profitability enhancement under rain-fed rice systems in Odisha and a brief report on the progress of work at Koraput for the month of July 2013.View ReportView ReportView ReportView Report

nutrition assessment training programme

Published Date : Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A training programme on nutrition assessment was conducted at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai for the staff working on the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) project at Wardha and Koraput under the programme on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA). The programme was held from Monday, December 2 to Thursday, December 12, 2013.View Report - Koraput
The meeting was convened to present and request feedback and suggestions from stakeholders on the farming system for nutrition initiative being implemented by MSSRF. Representatives from NGOs, research institutions, government and the private sector participated. D P Mishra, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Odisha was the chief guest at the inaugural session.  Read full report here and presentations below.Presentation 1Presentation 2Presentation 3
The meeting was chaired by Professor M S Swaminathan. Representatives from key research institutes and Initiatives in Odisha participated and gave their inputs and suggestions. The meeting began with Dr. Ajay Parida, welcoming the gathering. He briefly outlined MSSRF’s work in Odisha since the mid nineties in the areas of coastal systems research and mangrove forest restoration in the Bhitarkanika region and biodiversity conservation in Koraput. Read full report and presentation.

FGD report from koraput

Published Date : Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The reports briefs on the food frequency consumption of landless farmers, small and marginal farmers and medium farmers of Koraput in Odisha district.View ReportView Report

Afghanistan Evidence Review: Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages

Published Date : Monday, January 6, 2014
Afghanistan is one of the least developed countries in the world, ranked at 172 out of 187 countries in the 2011 Human Development Index (UNDP 2011). This is not surprising given years of conflict and natural resource degradation. The country has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world, one of the highest under‐five mortality rates (not to mention maternal mortality), low levels of education, and among the lowest GNI per capita (UNDP 2011). Approximately 36 percent of the population...


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