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Analyzing intersectoral convergence to improve child undernutrition in India

India’s record of undernutrition presents a stubborn challenge. Given the multiple determinants of child undernutrition, effective action to tackle this problem in India and globally requires a range of inputs across various sectors. Delivering…

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The Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India: What Do We Know?

India is home to one-third of the world’s malnourished children. This figure that remains stubbornly high, despite the country having the second-fastest growing economy in the world, with agriculture accounting for a significant part of that growth.…

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Women’s Property, Mobility, and Decisionmaking: Evidence from Rural Karnataka, India

In this paper, we examine the impact of rural women’s property ownership on their mobility and autonomy in decisionmaking. The results are based on data collected by the authors in the state of Karnataka, India (The Karnataka Household Asset Survey…

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Agriculture-nutrition linkages and policies in India

By now it is well recognized that agricultural development is important for enhancing nutrition. Agriculture-nutrition linkage has become an emerging area for research and policy in developing countries like India. Earlier studies have shown that…

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Sanitary and phytosanitary standards as bridge to cross

This research assesses the effects of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards in international trade by introducing a new concept, bridge to cross (BTC), with product standards. The BTC in this paper is the regulatory gap between the exporting and…

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