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Tag: Gender & Nutrition

Improving Dietary Diversity through Market Access, Livestock, and Women’s Education

In developing countries like India, people in rural areas often subsist on diets of mostly cereal grains which lack important micronutrients, leading to a range of maladies, including anemia, stunting, low birth weight, and more. In a newly published article…

Yes, Women in India Are Consuming a Less Diverse Diet

With nearly 55% of rural Indian women suffering from anemia and 30% considered to be underweight, it is no surprise that researchers and policymakers alike are interested in ways to assess and improve women’s diets. In a newly published paper…
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To Reduce Stunting in India, Space Out Births

Adequate spacing between births can help to alleviate the likelihood of stunting in children, according to a new study from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). In an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of…
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Gender & Nutrition

In India, 80% of economically active women are employed in the agricultural sector. Empowering these women can help to improve household nutrition.