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Women Agricultural Workers and Nutrition in Pakistan

Published Date : Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Pakistan has high rates of child undernutrition (both stunting and wasting). The country’s agricultural sector is a source of livelihood for over 40 per cent of the workforce. The LANSA Evidence Review for Pakistan1 found that there had been steady feminisation of the agricultural workforce as men moved out of the sector and women remained.

Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan: Pathways and disconnects

Published Date : Monday, October 3, 2016
Exploring possible links between agricultural growth and nutrition improvement in the country reveals that land, gender relations, individual behaviour and preferences, as well as political priorities and organisational effectiveness, act as disconnects between agriculture and nutrition. These areas represent both opportunities and challenges for improving nutrition outcomes. This has important implications for existing policy and programmes that address issues such as labour arrangements,...

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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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