The objective of IFPRI’s project is to assess the public health impact of using Sprinkles within an existing network of community-based health workers who are a part of BRAC’s. Essential Health Care program in Bangladesh, and will sell the Sprinkles in communities and provide information on their use.
POSHAN will aim to crystallize the evidence base for action on nutrition in India, bring diverse stakeholders together and actively facilitate dialogue, evidence-building, learning and consensus building, with the goal of moving knowledge into practice in diverse contexts within India. POSHAN will build on existing initiatives, action networks, consortia and coalitions, with the primary goal of strengthening evidence-based dialogue and action.
The Transform Nutrition research programme consortium is a six-year programme of research, capacity strengthening and policy communications led by the International Food Policy Research Institute. The consortium includes the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, the Institute of Development Studies, UK, Public Health Foundation of India, Save the Children, UK, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Alive and Thrive is 3-country initiative to combat global child undernutrition through the promotion of appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, using Vietnam, Ethiopia and Bangladesh as demonstration countries. This initiative is built on evidence showing the importance of good nutrition in the first 2 years of life.
One third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. Rates of undernutrition reduction are disturbingly sluggish when compared to the rate at which the Indian economy has grown in recent years. Given that agriculture employs more than half the Indian workforce — and is an especially important source of livelihood in poorer rural areas – the sector could and should play a bigger role in reducing undernutrition in the country.
The project aims at using an action research mode and capacity strengthening to develop and knowledge management system, for sharing information within the rural agricultural innovation systems in India. The KM system will be inform of an interactive internet based platform for facilitating knowledge and experience sharing between the various agri-stakeholders( including men and women farmers , extension agents, agricultural scientists, agro industries, agri financing institutions, policy makers and planners.
With the mission of research on sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty, Nepal, the goal is to provide its support to the Government of Nepal in the areas of policy research and strategy support for agricultural development and food security by providing evidence-based policy research and capacity building for policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation; and promoting policy dialogue, dissemination of information, and evidence-based research results during the formulation and implementation of agricultural strategies and policies.
Technology is essential for productivity growth. Agricultural research is a core public good, and a high priority for public expenditures in India. The general perception is that while the research system has been productive, it is in need of reform. Its relevance and effectiveness are increasingly being compromised due to its inability to adapt to changing needs and challenges, including the demands from farmers in diverse agro-ecologies.
CSISA addresses the policy environment needed to maximize the adoption of new technology while also increasing productivity and income benefits for poor farmers through improved agricultural growth.
India has traversed a long journey from being a chronically food deficit country to becoming a food grains exporter with overflowing godowns. Indian food policy, whose foundations were laid during times of scarcity, today faces the daunting task of managing surpluses. Yet the country is also home to one of the largest concentrations of poor, hungry and undernourished people in the world. The challenges to India’s food security today are vastly different in nature from what they were just a few decades ago.