Understanding agri-food value chains for nutrition

Author : Nigel Poole, Haris Gazdar and Mar Maestre
Published Date : Monday, January 2, 2017
Undernutrition is a central and persistent challenge for global development, above all in South Asia. Mobilising agri-food businesses to support efforts to reduce undernutrition is challenging. The LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) team has been researching for the past two years how can the markets for food be improved so that substantive and sustained consumption of nutrient-dense foods by the poor in households that are post-farm-gate is achieved. Here, nutrient rich...

LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar held in Dhaka

Author : Zeenat Ahmed
Published Date : Thursday, December 29, 2016
The LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar on ‘Nexus between Agriculture and Nutrition: Bangladesh Case’ was held on 6 September 2016 at the BRAC headquarters in Dhaka. Three presentations on LANSA research studies were presented along with a Ministry of Agriculture initiated and IFPRI assisted project on Agriculture and Nutrition. Secretary of Agriculture Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah was the Chief Guest of the programme while the session was chaired by Andrew Jenkins, Head of Impact...

Pulse Consumption in India

Author : Priya Rampal
Published Date : Wednesday, December 28, 2016
India houses a large population of undernourished people suffering from calorie, protein, and micronutrient deficiency. In 2014, 37 per cent of children under 5 were reported to be stunted and 34 per cent were underweight (National Family and Health Survey-4 for 17 major states). More than 60 per cent of children under the age of 5 and 50 per cent of women in the age-group of 15-49 years suffer from anaemia.  Protein-energy malnutrition as well as micronutrient deficiencies can be...

Public and private alliances working towards reduction of undernutrition

Author : Rohit Parasar and Bhavani RV
Published Date : Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in India presents a unique example of a state-led food distribution initiative to address under-nutrition. Targeted at pregnant and lactating women, children (0-6 years) and adolescent girls, the SNP uses an agri-food value chain-based approach to improve nutrition status of these vulnerable groups.Food distribution through a Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) is a major component of the...


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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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