May , 2021, Volume : 2 Article : 6

Combating malnutrition through nutrition sensitive technological interventions: success case from high hills of Uttarakhand

Author : Renu Jethi, Pankaj Nautiyal and Pratibha Joshi



Ensuring food security has become a big challenge in hills as farmers are already facing constraints of limited irrigated land, difficult terrains, physical isolation, limited market access and increased frequency of natural disaster. Local nutritional needs can be met out locally by reviving traditional practices along with the amalgamation of currant science and technology knowledge. Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions can be implemented in three broad areas Enhance food productivity to make enough food available and accessible at local level, Enhance food diversity through the production of diverse crops, and Making food itself more nutritious. Impact of nutrition-sensitive interventions such as enhanced dietary diversity, change in dietary consumption pattern, improved nutrient intake and gender mainstreaming and economic empowerment was recorded through projects interventions.

Keywords: food security, nutritional security, impact assessment, hill agriculture

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