Agriculture, nutrition and gender in India

Published on 18 June 2024

The South Asian region has one of the highest rates of child and maternal undernutrition in the world. Undernutrition is widespread and persistent even in India despite its relatively strong economic performance and is particularly high in rural areas and among those in agriculture based livelihoods. Though agriculture has the enormous potential to contribute to improvements in undernutrition, the evidence so far in the Indian context demonstrates weak linkages between agriculture and nutrition . This research brief summarises the key findings from the different studies focusing on women’s agency and nutrition undertaken by LANSA in India.

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Shetty, P.; Bhavani, R.V. and Parasar, R. (2016) Agriculture, nutrition and gender in India, LANSA Research Brief Series 2016 3. Brighton: LANSA

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