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Nutrition as the main pillar to a healthy and wealthy India
Sep 06, 2017

Nutrition as the main pillar to a healthy and wealthy India

Countries like India are in the phase of a transition where the public policy challenges presented by overnutrition are in addition to those posed by undernutrition, instead of replacing traditional challenges of undernutrition.

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa
Jun 18, 2019

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa

Kitchen gardens can help strengthen food security and improve income generation and livelihoods.

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity
Jun 06, 2020

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity

India may be the world’s second largest producer of food, but it has its second largest undernourished population. Further, more than half of women in India suffer from anaemia, which is one of the reasons for the high rate of low-birth weight babies. An unbalanced diet and lack of food is directly linked to high rates of stunting, excessive weight, and death in children under five years of age. The Government of India has implemented programme

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?
Jun 15, 2019

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?

The success of the NFSA depends on the inclusion of non-food grain and nutrient rich commodities, and provision of market mechanisms.

A 'women-centric' approach for gains in nutrition
Sep 27, 2017

A 'women-centric' approach for gains in nutrition

On the one hand, there are states like Kerala and Goa which have a low burden of undernutrition.

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

An assessment of India’s readiness for tracking SDG targets on Health and Nutrition
Jul 24, 2023

An assessment of India’s readiness for tracking SDG targets on Health and Nutrition

India’s endeavour to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a well-defined and time-bound manner is critical for national and global development. This paper examines India’s data availability to assess the SDGs related to health and nutrition. While India is still facing severe challenges of generating disaggregated information on mortality and cause-specific deaths, the desired data on nutrition and healthcare utilisation are la

Anaemia and malnutrition: A vicious cycle leading to child growth failure
Dec 06, 2021

Anaemia and malnutrition: A vicious cycle leading to child growth failure

India has a history of neglect in breaking the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. About one in five women (18.7 per cent) of reproductive age (15-49 years) in India are thin, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kilograms per square metre.

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

Budget 2021: Does it provide for women’s health and nutrition?
Mar 08, 2021

Budget 2021: Does it provide for women’s health and nutrition?

The pandemic will lead to pushing 96 million more people into extreme poverty, with 47 million being women and girls.

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition

There is scope to do more for the vital constituencies of women and children

China to miss the Global Nutrition Target
Aug 17, 2022

China to miss the Global Nutrition Target

As per the Global Nutrition Report 2021, at the present rate, it is impossible to achieve Global Nutrition Targets (GNTs) by 2025, with COVID-19 furth

Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal
Jul 20, 2023

Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal

The challenge for agriculture is to meet rising demand for food while dealing with climate change and natural resource constraints. This paper takes the case of cereal production in the lower Indo-Gangetic plains in the state of West Bengal, India, and examines the implications of various crop-shifting scenarios on consumptive water demand and nutrient production. The analysis finds that by replacing summer crop (Boro rice) in each district with

Data-driven policy recommendations to strengthen nutrition interventions in India
Sep 28, 2023

Data-driven policy recommendations to strengthen nutrition interventions in India

Data-driven, context-specific, integrated, and holistic policy interventions at the state level are needed to address acute and chronic malnutrition i

End to hunger? National Family Health Survey reveals malnutrition free India is far off goal
Dec 20, 2020

End to hunger? National Family Health Survey reveals malnutrition free India is far off goal

India needs to act now by enhancing its programme effectiveness and reach.

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices
Jul 21, 2023

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices

This paper presents an approach towards promoting nutritional security on one hand, and water security on the other, in an integrated framework. Using econometric models, it delineates water use efficiency on the basis of calorific estimates of the productivity of agricultural water use in the context of various crops. Based on the estimated marginal product of water across the various crops, the paper finds that alternative crops such as maize a

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India
Aug 24, 2017

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to end hunger in all forms by 2030. While India has committed itself as a stakeholder in the 2030 agenda for development, its own record in reducing hunger has been less than satisfactory. Latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4 show an improvement in nutritional indicators of children under-five. However, there are huge differences across states and social groups. Nutrition should thus remain high

For a malnutrition-free India
Apr 30, 2019

For a malnutrition-free India

Effective monitoring and implementation of programmes are required for the country to achieve its goal by 2022

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality
Mar 07, 2024

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality

Gender empowerment and food security are deeply interconnected, with profound implications for achieving sustainable development goals

Hidden failures and a malnourished south: Health and nutrition in Chhattisgarh
Nov 12, 2018

Hidden failures and a malnourished south: Health and nutrition in Chhattisgarh

While the Health Index 2018 accords a favourable position to Chhattisgarh in terms of annual incremental performance, the state ranks 12th in terms of

Identifying fault lines in Maharashtra’s gender budget for health and nutrition
Nov 27, 2021

Identifying fault lines in Maharashtra’s gender budget for health and nutrition

The Maharashtra government would need to invest heavily to undo the damage of the pandemic by instating beneficial programmes for women, girls and non

Malnutrition challenges in India’s Northeast
Nov 10, 2022

Malnutrition challenges in India’s Northeast

Investing in nutrition over the entire lifespan to overcome the challenge of intergenerational cycle of undernutrition should be the end goal

Malnutrition problem in the Northeast: पूर्वोत्तर में कुपोषण की समस्या
Jul 26, 2023

Malnutrition problem in the Northeast: पूर्वोत्तर में कुपोषण की समस्या

देशभर में बदलाव की सफल कहानियां इंगित करती हैं कि लड़किय�

Malnutrition: India needs to urgently break inter-generational cycle
Sep 15, 2020

Malnutrition: India needs to urgently break inter-generational cycle

Under-nourished women, in all likelihood, became under-nourished mothers with a greater chance of giving birth to low birth-weight babies, perpetuating this cycle

NFHS-5 data reiterates the challenge of breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Undernutrition
Jan 18, 2021

NFHS-5 data reiterates the challenge of breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Undernutrition

Successful stories of change across India suggest investment in girls and women and heightened delivery of health and nutrition interventions in bring

Odisha’s strides in nutrition
Nov 19, 2019

Odisha’s strides in nutrition

While health outcomes have greatly improved, tribal communities still lag behind

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic
Dec 14, 2020

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic

While India’s malnutrition rates have improved over the recent years, the country is still home to the largest number of stunted and wasted children in the world. To combat the dismal state of nutrition in the country, the government launched the Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan (‘movement’) in 2017, a flagship mission that aims at a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnut

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India
Jun 09, 2017

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India

The prevalence of malnutrition—encompassing both undernutrition and overnutrition—is an important indicator of a country’s health. Those who are either undernourished or are obese underperform in various aspects of life, missing out on opportunities to become productive members of society. India is among those countries in the world with the highest recorded numbers of undernourished. As the country aspires to fulfil its economic and social

Promoting exclusive breastfeeding: Essential for better nutrition in India
Sep 08, 2017

Promoting exclusive breastfeeding: Essential for better nutrition in India

To meet the World Health Assembly target for breastfeeding, the government needs to promote breastfeeding in a big way. At the same time, it is important to create awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as initiate steps to improve breastfeeding practices.

Rashtriya Poshan Maah: Addressing malnutrition in children
Sep 02, 2022

Rashtriya Poshan Maah: Addressing malnutrition in children

As part of this year’s Poshan Maah, a plethora of activities have been initiated at the district levels to address malnutrition amongst women and ch

Shaking up India's policy approach to nutrition
Aug 20, 2016

Shaking up India's policy approach to nutrition

India needs to considerably accelerate its effort to combat malnutrition and improve nutritional indicators.

States should spend more on nutrition
Sep 11, 2017

States should spend more on nutrition

Greater fiscal autonomy has not yet translated into higher spending on nutrition by states

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge
Sep 06, 2023

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge

Your reflection published by Observer Research Foundation brings a complex view between food security, climate change, sustainable agriculture and land use. Is there awareness of this inseparable relationship?

The Importance of Nutrition in Building the Human Capital
Mar 14, 2023

The Importance of Nutrition in Building the Human Capital

Human capital is the wealth of nations and is dependent on health, nutrition, skills and knowledge of people. To produce and maintain a healthy, highly skilled workforce, India must make cost-effective investments to improve child health and nutrition

The malnutrition paradox: Lessons from China
Apr 03, 2019

The malnutrition paradox: Lessons from China

Malnutrition is key to India’s greatest human development challenges.