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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. »

April 24, 2018Knowledge Portal
Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: Who delivers, how, and to whom?

This issue of the IDS Bulletin aims to analyse existing (or potential) agri-food value chain pathways for delivering nutritious foods from agriculture to vulnerable populations in South Asia. »

April 3, 2018Knowledge Portal
The bumpy road from food to nutrition security: Slow evolution of India’s food policy

This paper provides a detailed review of the evolution of food policy in India and a way forward in the transition toward nutrition security. »

March 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Scaling up innovations through adaptive research: An institutional analysis and lessons from farm science centers in India

This discussion paper presents a case study and lessons learned from an attempt to scale up a set of aquaculture innovations through adaptive research trials involving small-scale fish farmers in Odisha, India. »

February 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impact of national seed laws on the functioning of small-scale seed systems

This case study assesses national seed laws in eight countries to inform recommendations to ensure laws better support the functioning of farmers’ seed systems. Seed laws typically pay little attention to farmers’ seed systems, but it can impact on the functioning of those systems in various ways »

January 16, 2018Knowledge Portal
Pulses for nutrition in India: Changing patterns from farm to fork

This book considers the role that pulses can play in improving food security and nutrition in India as well as the changes necessary in production practices to accomplish these goals. India, a country with high concentrations of poor and malnourished people, long promoted a cereal-centric diet composed of subsidized staple commodities to feed its population. »