Submitted by S.Allen on Mon, 12/25/2017 - 02:16
Twenty-one percent of children in India under five years of age suffer from wasting, according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index. In addition, nutrition interventions in the country, including the Integrated Child Development Services and the National Health Mission, have not achieved adequate rates of coverage.
Submitted by S.Allen on Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:11
Vitamin A deficiency remains a significant public health problem in many developing countries, including India. This micronutrient deficiency, which most commonly affects pregnant women, women of reproductive age (15-48 years of age), and young children, can lead to vision problems and blindness, anemia, decreased ability to fight off infections, increased risk of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy, low birth weight, and increased risk of child mortality.
Submitted by S.Allen on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:01
While India has made significant progress in nutrition incomes for women and children over the past ten years, this progress has not been uniform across states, and several regions still lag behind national nutrition and health trends and program implementation.
Submitted by S.Allen on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 18:48
Multiple studies have shown that a strong relationship exists between gender inequality and food insecurity. Historically, however, the discourses around food security and nutrition in India have not incorporated or been framed around gender issues.
Submitted by S.Allen on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 20:50
The India Food Security Portal organized a second national conference on ‘Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India’ on August 29, 2016 at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi as a follow-up to an event on ‘Gender Just Food Security’ that was organized by IFPRI on December 14-15, 2015 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Submitted by S.Allen on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:55
It is estimated that women comprise around 25 percent of the total agricultural labor force in India. However, there has been much recent debate over whether this under reports female participation in agriculture as in most rural regions, agriculture is the most important occupation for women. Currently, women’s contribution to agricultural production in India, especially on a micro level, is not completely clear.
Submitted by S.Allen on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:18
Agricultural production in Odisha is dominated by rice farming accounting for 46 percent of the area under cultivation and 79 percent of total food grain production. Generally, rice yields in Odisha remain low with high levels of poverty and farming systems are vulnerable to natural calamities, including droughts and floods.
Submitted by S.Allen on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 13:09
India has the largest social and public work program in the world, employing around 50 million people every year. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of unskilled wage employment per year to every household.
Submitted by S.Allen on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:38