Making linkages possible for South Asia researchers

Author : S Raju
Published Date : Thursday, July 6, 2017
Millets are nutri-cereals, rich in micronutrients, and high in dietary fibre content. In recent past days, the production of millets has come down and so is the consumption of millets. In order to make the millets available to the population, the Government of India (under National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013) announced to distribute millets through Public Distribution System (PDS).Presenting from India at ANH Academy WeekAt the mini-poster session, I will present on consumption patterns of...

Look forward to valuable feedback from ANH Academy Week

Author : Priya Rampal
Published Date : Tuesday, July 4, 2017
As we aware, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are aimed at reducing hunger and poverty, as well as promoting health and nutrition. My mini-poster presentation at ANH Academy Week while being in line with Research Question under Pillar 2.1 of LANSA programme - How do policies and strategies influence poverty and the nutrition impact of agriculture? –will be a snapshot on the production and consumption of pulses in India and the connection to achieving the SDGs.My...

Connecting research interests to ongoing debates at ANH

Author : Saba Aslam
Published Date : Friday, June 30, 2017
Photo Credit: CSSRAgricultural work in Pakistan is becoming feminised and accounts for more than 70 per cent in the work force. How well is women’s agricultural work recognised by policymakers in the country might still be unclear, but is a key research interest to better understand the linkages between women’s agricultural work and their health outcomes.About our study:The Collective for Social Science Research(CSSR) has been involved in a LANSAstudy on women’s work and...

Urine-biochar as fertilizer! Would Bangladeshi farmers accept it?

Author : Ipsita Sutradhar, Sayema Akter, Hans-Peter Schmidt and Sabine Gabrysch
Published Date : Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Biochar is created through burning biomass in an oxygen-limited environment. It is a light and porous material with high adsorptive and water-holding capacity. The Ithaka Institute in Switzerland invented a low-tech method to produce biochar that can be used at village level from crop and wood waste in soil-pit kilns. Urine is known to be an excellent and highly efficient fertilizer and available for free unlike mineral fertilizer. However, it is underused because of the...

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