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Dietary Diversity and Women’s BMI among Farm Households in Rural India

Publisher: LANSA

Undernutrition is more widespread and persistent in South Asia, including India, with higher numbers of undernourished people living in rural areas. Indian evidence often shows a weak linkage between agriculture and nutrition, though there is ample scope for agriculture to contribute towards reducing undernutrition. This study probes further to understand the linkage between agriculture, dietary diversity and women’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in rural areas of India, as few studies have looked at household nutritional intake and adult nutrition outcome in this context

Author(s): R V Bhavani, Getsie David, Brinda Viswanathan, Swarna Vepa | Views(554)

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