From Food Security to Nutrition Security in India: A Food Systems Perspective

Despite historically high levels of food production in India, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies persist. At present, 22.5 percent of adults are underweight, and 38 percent are still stunted. While undernutrition persists, based on the latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4, more than 20 percent of Indians are overweight or obese. India joins many >> Read more

Consuming Iron-Biofortified Pearl Millet Improves Indian Adolescents’ Cognitive Outcomes

A study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition provides evidence biofortified high-iron pearl millet can stem the deleterious ripple effect of iron deficiency by significantly improving nutrition and cognitive performance.

Book Release: Pulses for Nutrition in India: Changing Pattern from Farm to Fork

A good monsoon led to a rise in sowing and production of pulses in 2017, resulting in prices falling almost by half. Earlier, in 2015, rising prices causing declining consumption of pulses had been a cause of concern for both nutrition and food inflation in policy corridors.

Stories of change in nutrition: country briefs available

The Stories of Change in Nutrition initiative, funded by CIFF and DFID through Transform Nutrition, fills a key gap in the experiential evidence base for nutrition. In-depth case studies from five countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia) and one Indian state (Odisha) explore factors contributing to improvements in nutritional status. They tell the stories >> Read more