Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)

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Sectors:
Agriculture, Nutrition
Organization:
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)
Author:
Lina Sonne, Anar Bhatt, and Anjali Neelakantan
Regions:
South Asia
Publication Dates:
July, 2017
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This paper analyzes nutrition programs in two districts in India: Sabarkantha in Gujarat and Bijapur in Karnataka. The authors describe implementation generally, integration between different state and non-state activities, and the role of the different actors in nutrition policy at the district level. The authors find that nutrition policies are generally sector-based and implemented vertically, although some degree of integration occurs at the district level. Districts differ in their approach to nutrition, with Sabarkantha having a more ambitious program through collaborations with NGOs and academia. The authors also look at gender specifically, and note that it is often used as a targeting lens, but not accounted for in terms of role and empowerment within the household.

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