Strengthening the Role of Agriculture for a Nutrition Secure India

India’s central development strategy should be to systematize structural and sector-specific measures the government can implement immediately to promote nutrition security while not losing sight of the long-term changes needed to create a modern, inclusive, and just India. Agriculture is fundamental to India’s inclusive and sustainable structural economic transformation. It must therefore play a more significant role in promoting nutrition security.

The government can maximize the potential of existing architectures across sectors to make them more pro-nutrition oriented and to promote meaningful coherence and convergence across sectors. This policy note highlights some practical policy options for such an engagement, within the existing agriculture-related mechanisms, schemes, and platforms.

Author: 
Suneetha Kadiyala
P.K. Joshi
S. Mahendra Dev
T. Nanda Kumar
Vijay Vyas
Published date: 
2011
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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