The Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India: What Do We Know?

Reports
Sectors:
Agriculture, Child Development, Nutrition
Organization:
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Author:
Stuart Gillespie, Jody Harris, Suneetha Kadiyala
Regions:
South Asia
Publication Dates:
March, 2014
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India is home to one-third of the world’s malnourished children. This figure that remains stubbornly high, despite the country having the second-fastest growing economy in the world, with agriculture accounting for a significant part of that growth. Agriculture continues to be the primary source of livelihood for the majority of nutritionally vulnerable households in India. In order to maximize the nutrition-sensitivity of agriculture, we need to first map existing evidence of the various links, pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition. 

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