India

State of Food Security and Nutrition

A new publication (published by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WHO, and WFP) reports that, following on two decades of declining hunger, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world increased to 815 million in 2016, up from 777 million in 2015. Approximately 190 million of these people live in India, according to the report.

Picture-Based Crop Insurance: Does It Work?

Crop insurance can be an important tool to help reduce smallholder farmers’ risk from weather-related shocks. However, many smallholders are not able to access crop insurance because their farms are too small and too remote for insurers to affordably verify crop damage.

Public Distribution vs Direct Transfers

This piece was originally published in Financial Express.

The Global Food Policy Report 2016: Implications for India

IFPRI’s 2016 Flagship Global Food Policy Report provides an overview of major food policy developments and events over the past year with a particular focus on how food systems around the world can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Food Policy Report 2016: Implications for India

IFPRI’s 2016 Flagship Global Food Policy Report provides an overview of major food policy developments and events over the past year with a particular focus on how food systems around the world can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Effects of Rising Food Prices on Households of Varying Incomes

A paper published in Food Security investigates the effects of rising prices for different foods on food security across different household incomes in India. The production of food in India, including food grains, pulses, milk, and edible oils has grown consistently since independence, yet food security remains an important issue as per capita nutrient and calorie intakes remain low.

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