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Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?

07 Feb 2018 13:00–14:30

Institute of Development Studies
Library Road
BN1 9RE

This seminar sees the launch of the IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.

Cover photo – ‘Who will buy nutrient-rich foodstuff?’ A street market stall in Bamyan City, Afganistan, where imported fruit and vegetable supplies compete with national production. Photographer Nigel Poole.

This Bulletin presents the findings from four years of research developed under the research programme Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA). It has been written by the LANSA consortium of research partners, from different countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UK, and USA).

It is the first attempt at at nutrition-oriented whole chain research in South Asia. Articles include mandatory fortification, public distribution, social enterprises, and private business models, amongst others, to assess different scenarios for better sustained delivery of nutrient-rich foods. It provides evidence on what is working and what is not; policy recommendations for the role and use of market-based interventions for nutrition-related challenges; and suggests a new agenda for research

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Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: Mar Maestre (IDS) from Institute of Development Studies

Agri-food Value chains in South Asia: R V Bhavani, Project Manager LANSA, MSSRF from Institute of Development Studies

Building dairy value chains in Afghanistan: Nigel Poole from Institute of Development Studies

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