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  • FARMING SYSTEM FOR NUTRITION: NEED AND SCOPE IN MAHARASHTRA

    One of the major issues concerning India is the persistent problem of malnutrition, particularly among children and women. Over the several decades of planned development, many different programmes and schemes have been put in place to tackle the problem of malnutrition across different age groups of population, and focusing on infancy, childhood, adolescence and women in their reproductive years. In spite of various efforts, including rapid advances made in food production, malnutrition...

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  • FARMING SYSTEM FOR NUTRITION: NEED AND SCOPE IN ODISHA

    One of the major issues concerning India is the persistent problem of malnutrition, particularly among children and women. Over the several decades of planned development, many different programmes and schemes have been put in place to tackle the problem of malnutrition across different age groups of population, and focusing on infancy, childhood, adolescence and women in their reproductive years. In spite of various efforts, including rapid advances made in food production, malnutrition...

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  • FARMING SYSTEM FOR NUTRITION: NEED AND SCOPE IN ANDHRA PRADESH

    One of the major issues concerning India is the persistent problem of malnutrition, particularly among children and women. Over the several decades of planned development, many different programmes and schemes have been put in place to tackle the problem of malnutrition across different age groups of population, and focusing on infancy, childhood, adolescence and women in their reproductive years. In spite of various efforts, including rapid advances made in food production, malnutrition...

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  • FARMING SYSTEM FOR NUTRITION: NEED AND SCOPE IN BIHAR

    One of the major issues concerning India is the persistent problem of malnutrition, particularly among children and women. Over the several decades of planned development, many different programmes and schemes have been put in place to tackle the problem of malnutrition across different age groups of population, and focusing on infancy, childhood, adolescence and women in their reproductive years. In spite of various efforts, including rapid advances made in food production, malnutrition...

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  • An Exploratory Study on Large-scale Feeding Programmes and the Possibility of Linkage with Small and Marginal Farmers

    An exploratory study was undertaken to investigate the possibility of linking small and marginal farmers directly to large-scale public feeding programmes for market access. The feeding programmes studied were the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). Feeding operations in Government hospitals, hostels and prisons were also studied. A supplementary feeding programme run by an Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and that of a private industrial canteen...

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  • Women as Drivers of Change for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Case Study of a Novel Extension Approach in Wardha, India

    What can a case study of an initiative for empowerment of women farmers tell us about nutrition-sensitive agriculture? Through this case study, the paper highlights how women farmers act as drivers of change and manage to bring about production and consumption diversity, even in a cash crop growing region; how women farmers' group serve asimportant social networks in aiding the spread of these changes; and how bundling of women's empowerment programmes with agricultural extension has the...

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  • Farming System for Nutrition: A Pathway for Addressing Malnutrition in India An initiative by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

    MSSRF promotes the Farming Systems for Nutrition (FSN) as one the approaches to tackle household food and nutrition insecurity in rural India. The concept of FSN is a sustainable framework of farming, based on nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

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  • Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana : An Initiative Towards Empowering Women Farmers

    The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation launched the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP-Programme for the Empowerment of Women Farmers) in Vidarbha, following the visit of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan to this region, in 2006, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Commission on Farmers (NCF). Vidarbha, the hot spot of agrarian crisis, had an unenviable record of suicides by farmers. That the crisis has accentuated the vulnerability of farmers in general, and the widows of the farmers...

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  • Report on the Consultation with District Officials of Andhra Pradesh on Farming System for Nutrition: A Pathway for Addressing Malnutrition in India

    A one day consultation was held at the Extension Training Centre (ETC), Sri Kalahasti for district officials representing the departments of agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture and fisheries on the 7th September 2017. The consultation had representations from 13 districts with a total of 29 participants, including 8 faculty members from ETC. The consultation was organized by the MSSRF in collaboration with NIRDPR, Hyderabad and ETC, Sri Kalahasti. The consultation was inaugurated by Dr...

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  • Custom Hiring Centre of Farm Implements

    The article presents the results of a small initiative of the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in setting up 'Custom Hiring Centres of Farm Implements' across two villages in the Wardha distict of Maharashtra. Considering that a very high percentage of small and marginal farmers in India do not own farm implements and given the close correspondence that prevails between access to farm implements and quality of agricultural operations, a discussion on the results of this enterprise...

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