Innovation for food security and nutrition is political

Author : Dominic Glover
Published Date : Tuesday, August 23, 2016
A few weeks ago I participated on behalf of the LANSA consortium in an online discussion about innovation capacity for food security and nutrition. This discussion was organised and moderated by the Tropical Agriculture Platform, an initiative that aims to facilitate capacity development for innovation in tropical agriculture. The conversation attracted lots of great contributions from a diverse mix of participants, leading to a stimulating exchange of experiences,...

Need for Nutrition Awareness: Transferring Food from Field to Plate

Author : Nithya D J and Bhavani R V
Published Date : Friday, August 12, 2016
Baseline status assessment under the study Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study in selected villages in Wardha district, Maharashtra and Koraput district, Odisha, revealed that  the diets of the people is predominantly cereal-based. Wheat is the staple food in Wardha and rice in Koraput. There is low dietary diversity at both household and individual levels.  In Koraput, it was found that though there is relatively higher vegetable production, it is largely sold in the market...

Development of Farming System for Nutrition intervention (FSNi) at crop level

Author : Vijaya Bhaskar and Bhavani R V
Published Date : Thursday, August 11, 2016
In the face of changing climate, rural agricultural sector is under heightened pressure not only to increase food output, but also to address undernutrition. The FSNi approach (as elsewhere) intends to improve nutritional outcomes and dietary diversity in a rural population through agricultural production- for consumption (direct) or -for sale (indirect). FSNi was designed to include number of agricultural curatives (e.g. improved seeds, soil technology, bio-fortification, backyard gardening)...

My choice or not?

Author : Sidra Mazhar
Published Date : Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Agricultural practices and interventions affects nutrition of women, children and the entire household through various pathways and it is interesting to note that women empowerment, though much neglected, has a significant role to play when it comes to improving nutrition. To understand this link, I decided to attend the webinar “Women’s nutrition through an empowerment lens” organized by Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and...


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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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