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Intensifying nutrition awareness during National Nutrition Month in Odisha

Community-level nutrition awareness was stepped up across 47 villages in Odisha in observation of National Nutrition Month, celebrated in September across India. Awareness is an integral part of the...

Partnerships in agriculture-nutrition-health research

  June 2020: Trust, Transparency, Communication are three keys for equitable partnerships and community ownerships said Dr R V Bhavani, Director Agriculture Nutrition Health (ANH) Programme,...

‘Reboot Tamil Nadu’ event features ideas to strengthen agriculture post COVID-19

May 2020: The Tamil Nadu government plans to make villages self-sufficient and look at decentralized model in the post COVID scenario. Building business models and focusing on the nutrition component...

Impact of COVID-19 on rural lives and livelihoods in India

One can foresee many challenges as farmers and farm labourers set out to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. The national lockdown from 25 March 2020 has severely affected lives and livelihoods...

Nutrition meets entitlements in Odisha’s Community Hunger Fighter plans

A band of Community Hunger Fighters who use participatory methods to build community nutrition are all set to make plans for 47 villages in Odisha, after a series of trainings. The initiative...

Basket of promotion activities to help tribal communities connect with markets

A Central Seed Bank, a Millet Processing Unit and a Farmer Producer Company were among the new initiatives undertaken for tribal communities in Koraput district, Odisha. With 141 rice landraces,...

Rising up to the Grand Challenge: MSSRF work featured in BIRAC-Gates Foundation publication

A garden that tells you where to reach for nutrition, in Palghar district, Maharashtra is becoming one of the game-changers in agriculture-nutrition in India. For one component of the Grand...

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

'With the largest number of malnourished people on the planet, India is poised to be a nation that significantly under-performs as an economy.' Dr Madhura Swaminathan, professor, economic analysis...

Consider taxing high fat, high sugar, and high salt products: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chennai, January 3, 2020: To encourage people towards a healthier diet, the Government should consider taxing high fat high sugar, and high salt products said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist,...