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October 18, 2018Knowledge Portal
Contributions of livestock-derived foods to nutrient supply under changing demand in low- and middle-income countries

This article presents a case study of food nutrient supplies in eight selected countries within the context of their growing demand for livestock-derived food (LDF). Results show that supply of LDF grows substantially and relative to other food groups in at least four of the countries. »

October 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Gendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspective

This paper explores rural young women’s and men’s occupational aspirations and trajectories in India, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria and the Philippines. Rural youth predominantly aspires formal blue and white-collar jobs. Some young men aspired to engage in agriculture, young women did not due to gender norms. »

August 23, 2018Knowledge Portal
Development of goat milk and meat value chains in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

This paper analyses the value chain of goat mild and meat in India. Goats are an important livelihood component for landless, marginal and small farmers and acts as a financial ‘safety net’. The dominant goat husbandry is a traditional low-input system. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
How can health, agriculture and economic policy actors work together to enhance the external food environment for fruit and vegetables? A qualitative policy analysis in India

This study aims to identify opportunities to strengthen food system policy for nutrition, for fruit and vegetables in India. The study identified three strategies for fruit and vegetable supply policy actors, which can help address the interdisciplinary disconnect between nutrition, economics and agriculture. »

May 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Community media for social and behaviour change: Using the power of participatory storytelling to improve nutrition

This review presents in-depth case examples of several innovative technology-enabled storytelling techniques through various community media platforms in multiple contexts  to change nutrition-related behaviors and social norm. »

May 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Emergency vegetable seed interventions: Can we expect improved nutrition and income generation among beneficiaries?

This report examines whether vegetable seed interventions lead to better family nutrition and help families generate income during a crisis. The article states that it still does not know if and how vegetable seed interventions impact beneficiaries’ nutritional status and income in either the short or long term. »