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From the lab: Helping seeds of superfoods take root in India for nutrition security

From the lab: Helping seeds of superfoods take root in India for nutrition security | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
Chia seeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acid and alpha linolenic acid while quinoa is a pseudo-cereal with high protein content and can be used as a low-carb, high-protein substitute for rice.
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Progress for women and children in India health survey may offer global lessons

Progress for women and children in India health survey may offer global lessons | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Simple interventions such as using community workers to promote breast-feeding in villages have helped India improve the health of its women and children and could be good global examples, say aid workers,
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Climatic changes take toll on horticulture sector

Climatic changes take toll on horticulture sector | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
If remedial measures are not taken, country may become net importer of fresh food
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Nepal needs ‘$20m’ to help quake-hit farmers

Earthquake-hit Nepal urgently needs some $20 million to support farmers so that they can resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food...
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Malnourished kids to get higher dietary intake in India

The project that aims at improving the quality of nutrition given to children will increase the dietary intake of severely malnourished children by 50 per cent while the normal malnourished will get 30 per cent higher dose of nutrition.
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Where they’re denied eggs, they’d welcome it if they could afford it

Where they’re denied eggs, they’d welcome it if they could afford it | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
In Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district, reeling under malnourishment, govt shuts eggs out of anganwadis while locals see hope in poultry farming
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Inefficient PDS, tardy laws behind India's hunger capital tag

Inefficient PDS, tardy laws behind India's hunger capital tag | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
There are two options here for the central and state governments: Reform the PDS or shift to cash transfers and constantly monitor buffer stocks.
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Heatwave deaths, GDP growth and missed nutrition targets

Heatwave deaths, GDP growth and missed nutrition targets | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
1. GDP growth at 7.3% in 2014-15
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Nature and us

Post-quake development must include a Nepali understanding of our place in...
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Professor explains importance of animals in global food security

Larry Reynolds, University Distinguished Professor of animal sciences, and colleagues from around the country, recently published 'Importance of Animals in Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security' in the Journal of Nutrition.
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India’s vast, rich forests could feed the world

India’s vast, rich forests could feed the world | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
With the global population expected to touch 9 billion by 2050, food from forests in India and elsewhere have potential to address needs of nutrition and food security at a time when the limits of boosting agricultural production are becoming increasingly clear.
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Without access to water, there can be no food security

Without access to water, there can be no food security | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
A new report on water for food security and nutrition shows how land, food and water issues are inextricably linked. This must be reflected in policymaking
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World population-food supply balance is becoming increasingly unstable, study finds

Researchers report that as the world population increases and food demand has grown, globalization of trade has made the food supply more sensitive to environmental and market fluctuations. This leads to greater chances of food crises, particularly in nations where land and water resources are scarce ...
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Column: Raising the pulse profit

The govt must push private sector participation in the pulse value-chain for better farm-gate prices
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Study: Food price spikes linked with rising malnutrition among Indian children

It focused on the effect of food prices on child nutrition in the Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s largest states, using data from the Young Lives project based at Oxford University An international study, conducted by researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India and the University of Oxf...
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A long way to go to make our food safe

Our entire infrastructure must be examined from first principles, on which governments have a ...
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What we as consumers can do to ensure food safety  - http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/why-without-consumers-knowing-what-safe-food-is-food-safety-will-remain-a-half-baked-idea/

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Anganwadis to go hi-tech, record nutrition data on tablet PCs

Anganwadis to go hi-tech, record nutrition data on tablet PCs | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
Anganwadi centres across the country will soon go hi-tech with the government planning to equip them with tablet PC devices installed with a customised software for regular monitoring of nutrition supply to malnourished children.
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Its time to focus on nutrition

There is little doubt that Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in the realm of food output by tripling rice production since independence. The country is now said to be on the verge of self-sufficiency in rice and is even exporting the cereal although in a small quantity. It is now

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ICDS: Costs and ‘sentiment’ in way of nutrition for children

ICDS: Costs and ‘sentiment’ in way of nutrition for children | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
Activists say introduction of eggs in meals was one way of ensuring children get protein-rich food, especially in the tribal areas where malnutrition remains a concern.
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Healthy living: Farmers markets come to Pakistan

Healthy living: Farmers markets come to Pakistan | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
Owners of ‘Haryali’ and ‘Khalis Food’ talk about the growing demand of organic food among consumers
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Undernourishment in Bangladesh static at 26m: UN

The number of undernourished people in Bangladesh hovers around 26 million in most recent years despite improvement in the state of hunger since 1990.A UN report titled “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” has reflected on the Bangladesh situation.The report,...
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Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal

Now, with the quakes disrupting the wheat harvest and maize planting season, and with assets, infrastructure and markets destroyed, the challenge ahead is to provide immediate relief while staying the course for long-term improvements.
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Experts: Bangladesh lacks proper food marketing chain

Bangladesh still lacks a proper food marketing chain, despite having ample food production in the country, according to food experts.
Speaking at a discussion titled "South-South Cooperation for Food Security" at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday, the experts said the country
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Saving agriculture from weather woes

Saving agriculture from weather woes | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
The agriculture sector continues to be at risk from climate variability, be it drought or excessive rainfall
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Rethinking food security

Rethinking food security | South Asia Food and Nutritional Security | Scoop.it
I have often written about the gigantic corruption programme created by Congress governments, which walks on two legs: the public distribution system and the public works scheme, namely the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee programme. Riddled as they were with enormous leakage, the two could not be discarded by the Congress because they were its primary weapons against the Bharatiya Janata Party's sectarian appeal. It could not even countenance any change in the programmes because it would have deprived corrupt supporters of benefits.
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