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Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

In this paper, we explore how different norms around property rights affect the empowerment of women of different social positions over the life cycle. We first review the conceptual foundations of property, empowerment, and intersectionality, and…

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Animal sourced foods and child stunting

Stunting affects 160 million pre-school children around the world, and imposes significant costs on a child’s health, cognitive development, schooling and economic performance. Stunting in early childhood has been linked to poor dietary diversity,…

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Exploring the agriculture-nutrition linkage in northern Ghana

This study contributes to the literature by examining the agriculture‒nutrition linkage using data from northern Ghana. Specifically, we assess the relative importance of productivity and production diversity in improving household dietary diversity,…

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Remoteness, urbanization and child nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa

Reducing undernutrition requires improving access to goods and services from a wide range of economic and social sectors, including agriculture, education and health. Yet despite broad agreement on the multisectoral nature of the global burden of…

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Schools as a system to improve nutrition: A new statement for school-based food and nutrition interventions

This paper asserts that schools offer a unique platform from which to realize multiple benefits for children and their communities, while helping to achieve the SDGs. Furthermore, schools can exert influence beyond the student population, serving as a…

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned and where do we go from here?

A growing number of governments, donor agencies, and development organizations are committed to supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) to achieve their development goals. Although consensus exists on pathways through which agriculture may…

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Household food expenditure, dietary diversity, and child nutrition in Nepal

Using data from the 1995–1996 and 2010–2011 rounds of the Nepal Living Standards Survey, we study the empirical connections between household food expenditure and nutrition outcomes of children below the age of five years using multilevel and…

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Food expenditure patterns and dietary diversity in Nepal: Is dietary quality improving?

The paper measures dietary diversity among different income groups in Nepal and identifies the drivers of this diversity as a first step toward addressing the widespread prevalence of nutrient deficiency. The level of diversity in household diets is…

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