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...

Can business as usual impact nutrition: Need for developing focused business strategies

Author : Rohit Parasar and Bhavani R V
Published Date : Wednesday, December 21, 2016
India has a high prevalence of under-nutrition despite consistent economic growth in recent years; agriculture remains a major livelihood activity and direct source of food for a large section of the population. Dependence on the market for sourcing some or all food has increased in developing countries across the globe; an analysis of agri-food value chains with a nutritional lens assumes importance in this scenario. Following a country review of about 40 initiatives on pro-nutrition agri-food...

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...

Plugging the gaps between farm and fork

Author : Samar Zuberi and Rashid Mehmood
Published Date : Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Nutrition has been an increasing concern in Pakistan for almost half a decade. The release of the 2011 National Nutrition Survey showed no improvement in nutrition indicators in decades, and highlighted alarming rates of undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. These results alongside a strong international push to re-focus on nutrition have succeeded in placing nutrition higher on the policy agenda within Pakistan. Pakistan has recently adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

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