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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3455-3463

Nutrition – Sensitive Agriculture: A Paradigm for Achieving Nutrition Sovereignty
B.R. Sneha1, S.K. Kammar1, M.B. Shanabhoga2 and Shivani Dechamma2
1Department of Agricultural Extension Education University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

India is home to one-third of the world’s undernourished children. According to the third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), one-third of Indian children are born with low birth weight, 45 percent of children below three years of age are stunted, 23 percent are wasted, and 40 percent are underweight. Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture is the Interventions or programmes that address the underlying determinants of fetal and child nutrition and development— food security; adequate care giving resources at the maternal, household and community levels; and access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment—and incorporate specific nutrition goals and actions. Nutrition-sensitive programmes can serve as delivery platforms for nutrition-specific interventions, potentially increasing their scale, coverage, and effectiveness. A huge disconnect exist between agriculture and nutrition. There is an urgent need to narrow this gap. Agriculture based interventions are absolutely needed to achieve nutrition sovereignty. Nutrition-sensitive agriculture is one of such initiatives to achieve the stated goal of livelihood security by integrating both the sectors.

Keywords: Nutrition, Sensitive agriculture, Paradigm, Sovereignty

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Sneha, B.R., S.K. Kammar, M.B. Shanabhoga and Shivani Dechamma. 2018. Nutrition – Sensitive Agriculture: A Paradigm for Achieving Nutrition Sovereignty.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3455-3463. doi:
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