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V. Vijaya Bhaskar D. J. Nithya S. Raju R. V. Bhavani
Agriculture is the predominant livelihood for 70 %of the population living in rural India, and food expenses occupy a major proportion of their household budget. Rural household diets suggest that...

Nithya, D.J. Bhavani, R.V.
Dietary diversity is associated with household or individual food availability and intake of nutrients from different food groups and is an important component of nutritional outcome. This study...

J. Gupte
Fragility, resulting both from violent conflict and/or severely adverse environmental conditions linked to climate change, fundamentally alters the linkages between agriculture and nutrition outcomes...

Lina Sonne, Anjali Neelakantan
A number of factors affect a household’s nutritional status: food production; access and availability of food; care in the home; health, water, sanitation and hygiene practices; women’s agency and...

Lina Sonne, Anar Bhatt, Anjali Neelakantan
Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.This paper considers the implementation of nutrition programmes...

Dominic Glover
In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal...

L. Sonne
India's policy environment has undergone a substantial overhaul since 2014, when a new government came in. This paper discusses recent changes in, and the current state of, food, agriculture and...

Raghav Puri
In September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that made ‘right to food’ a legal entitlement for approximately three-quarters of the rural population and half...

S. Kehoe
Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic...

A. Mitra, N. Rao
India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the...

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