System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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Family Farming and Nutrition

Publisher: LEISA India

India is challenged with 43.5% children under the age of 5 being underweight (the highest rate in the World) and 50% of pregnant women being anemic. This is more true especially with the poor and vulnerable groups. This highlights that national food security alone is not sufficient to attain to nutrition security. Nutrition security is dependent on several inter-related factors such as food production, food access, poverty, gender, access to health and sanitation, and cultural beliefs and practices. The articles in this issue highlight some of these factors. This issue of LEISA India includes a number of initiatives that help improve family nutrition, for example kitchen gardens, enhancing production of millets and pulses, which are rich in nutrients.

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