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New research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

ng children. The paper, which has been co-authored by Phuong Hong Nguyen, Samuel Scott, Sumanta Neupane, Lan Mai Tran, and Purnima Menon – all from International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri) -- found that adolescent pregnancy is associated with child under-nutrition (unlike what happens in the case of adult pregnancy) through the interplay of various factors such as poorer maternal nutritional status, lower educational attainment, less

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'Access to formal credit increases income of farmers' -TV Jayan

proxy for household income and, therefore, an increase in household expenditure reflects a decline in poverty, said Anjani Kumar, Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri), New Delhi Office. “The government has been making efforts to enhance the flow of credit to the agriculture sector and they are bearing fruits. However, the demands for agricultural credit are still unmet from the formal sources and, there

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India must shift focus from food to nutrition security: ifpri chief -TV Jayan

shift its focus from food security to nutrition security, as done by Thailand and Bangladesh, said Shenggen Fan, Director General of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri). “India has two good examples to follow from its neighbourhood: Thailand and Bangladesh. Both these countries have done exceedingly well in reducing malnutrition and poverty in their countries,” said Fan. “Thailand, for inst

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Why organic farming is yet to bear fruit -T Ramakrishnan

zers,” asserts C. Ramasamy, who was the Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) from 2002 to 2008, and had worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri), Washington, D.C., for four years in the 1980s. Please click here to read more.

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The bajra that can fight India's iron deficiency problem -Priyavada Grover

evelopment and learning capacity, which can further hamper the potential of an individual and negatively impact their quality of life, according to the International Food Policy Research Institution (ifpri). However, 52 per cent of girls and 29 per cent of boys between the age of 15 and 19 were found to be anaemic in India by the fourth National Family Health Survey in 2015-2016.   BENEFITS OF IRON-BIOFORTIFIED BAJRA The study has found t

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Deprived mom, stunted child -GS Mudur

or chronic nutrition-related diseases in adulthood. "Strategies to address stunting should go beyond nutrition and diet for the children," said Purnima Menon, a senior research fellow at ifpri India and the study's lead author. "There should also be a focus on women's education and women's diet -- there's a gender angle that is important." The study found that only 9.6 per cent of Indian children received adequate diet at

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Do agri bodies give farmers a boost? -Devesh Roy & Vinay K Sonkar

t constraints of group members? These questions beg answers based on data and sound empirical analysis. Bihar study To address these questions, the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri) implemented a study of FPOs in Bihar, a State with many smallholders with limited market access. The results show some success but also several challenges. The farmers seem to have tasted some success in getting information on crops and technolo

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Malnutrition burden in India remains high, nutrition profiles of 640 districts reveal -Neetu Chandra Sharma

overnment’s flagship program National Nutrition Mission (NNM) has a clear picture of the challenges it faces in dealing with malnutrition after the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri) on Wednesday released nutrition profiles of all states and 640 districts of India. The malnutrition burden in India remains high despite some progress and there is tremendous inter-state and inter-district variability, the district wise nutritio

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Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Holds Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the representatives of different Agriculture Groups

arat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Dr. K.V. Prabhu, Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Dr. P.K. Joshi, International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri), Shri Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Mr. Crispino Lobo, Managing Trustee, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Dr. Satya Narayana, Chief Executive, National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Shri T. Jayaraman, President, United P

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Feeding India -Uma Lele

-The Indian Express Discussions on ifpri’s Hunger Index illustrate the complexity of India’s malnutrition problem. Solutions must focus on evidence, accountability. India’s ranking in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (ifpri’s) 2017 Global Hunger Index has invited much comment and criticism among India’s intellectual elite. India has slipped to 10

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