Journal Papers
Madan E.M., Haas J.D., Menon P. and Gillespie. S
In this review, the influence of seasonal variation on undernutrition during the first 1000 days of life of life in rural South Asia is conceptualized using a modified framework developed under the...

Chanchani. D
The overwhelming and consistent preference for grain over cash is striking, especially since this preference was expressed by both men and women, irrespective of class, age, or community. It is...

Malapit H.J.L., Kadiyala S., Quisumbing A.R., Cunningham K. & Tyagi P
We use household survey data from Nepal to investigate relationships between women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on maternal and child dietary diversity and...

Pradhan A, Panda A.K., Maske M. and Bhavani R.V
The significance of tuber crops as a source of food, nutrition and income for farmers is well known; but these are often overlooked in the debate about improving food security and tackling...

S. Choudhury, D. D. Headey
Research from richer countries finds that dairy consumption has strong positive associations with linear growth in children, but surprisingly little evidence exists for developing countries where...

A. Pradhan, S. Raju, A. Kumar Panda, R. Wagh
This paper describes the introduction of nutrition garden to address household diet diversity in Wardha, Maharashtra and Koraput, Odisha. The study started with a detailed baseline survey and its...

D. J. Nithya, S. Raju, A. Pradhan
Seasonality is recognised as a constraint to agricultural production and food and nutrition security of rural households. It alters the energy intake from different groups of foods based on the...

A. Thow , G. Verma, D. Soni, D. Soni, D. Beri, P. Kumar, K. R. Siegel, N. Shaikh, S. Khandelwal
The benefits of fruit and vegetables are well established, particularly their role in preventing general micronutrient-deficiencies and chronic diseases. However, global food systems are not...

M. Maestre, N. Poole
There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can better ‘shape’ the market to deliver nutritional outcomes. This article introduces an issue...

​DJ Nithya,R. V. Bhavani​
Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development. This study examines whether three dietary diversity indices...

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