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Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

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This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender. It assesses the impacts of various agricultural interventions and policies on nutrition and profiles t...

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Chapter 17 (Page no: 178)

Unraveling India's Malnutrition dilemma - a path toward nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

This chapter makes the case for India to shift to a nutrition-focused agricultural sector that goes beyond staple grain productivity to emphasize the production and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods. The chapter first reviews the nutrition trends in India, characterized by slow progress in addressing high and variable rates of malnutrition. It then assesses the policies that have influenced agricultural growth trajectories and safety-net programmes to highlight the major challenges and disconnects in agriculture and nutrition policy. Finally, it calls for integrating some elements that a food-systems approach would consider, such as income, availability of nutritious food, intra-household distribution, and the health environment, as a way forward in addressing India's malnutrition dilemma.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seizing the momentum to reshape agriculture for nutrition. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Agriculture for nutrition: direct and indirect effects. Author(s): Headey, D. Masters, W. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Food value chains for nutrition. Author(s): Allen, S. Maestre, M. Gelli, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Biodiversity: an essential natural resource for improving diets and nutrition. Author(s): Fanzo, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Improving nutrition through biofortification. Author(s): Bouis, H. E. Saltzman, A. Birol, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition. Author(s): Malapit, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 68) Nutritional ecology: understanding the intersection of climate/environmental change, food systems and health. Author(s): Raiten, D. J. Combs, G. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 81) Reshaping agriculture to reduce obesity. Author(s): Ecker, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 93) New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs. Author(s): Ruel, M. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 104) Safety nets for agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Gilligan, D. O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 113) How can businesses operating in the food system accelerate improvements in nutrition? Author(s): Haddad, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Governance and leadership in agri-food systems and nutrition. Author(s): Gillespie, S. Nisbett, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 134) Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Babu, S. C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 142) Big data in agriculture and nutrition. Author(s): Musker, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 154) Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience. Author(s): Ahmed, A. U. Ghostlaw, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 165) Moving towards nutrition-sensitive agriculture strategies and programming in Ethiopia. Author(s): Anne Bossuyt
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 189) Moving beyond maize: the evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue. Author(s): Aberman, N. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 198) China's road to a nutrition-driven agricultural and food system. Author(s): Chen, K. Wang, Z.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 209) The way forward for nutrition-driven agriculture. Author(s): Fan ShengGen Yosef, S. Pandya-Lorch, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 3751 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399311
  • Record Number
  • 20193035309