The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently is working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.
IFPRI works closely with various government and non-government organisations for evidence-based policy research and capacity-building activities related to food and nutrition security in the region. The research focuses on agricultural diversification, climate change, markets and trade, nutrition and health, science and technology, and governance. IFPRI has been working relentlessly towards bringing reforms to improve agricultural productivity, technology adoption, improve market efficiency, increase farmers’ access to the markets and ensure transparent governance such as in the public distribution systems. Through its Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI aims to improve nutrition by understanding and addressing the direct determinants of malnutrition (such as diets, care giving, and feeding practices) and the underlying contributors (such as income, food security, education, and gender equality). IFPRI also provides strategic inputs to program and policy decision makers through initiatives such as Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition (POSHAN) in India.
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To get a snapshot of the condition of nutrition and its multiple determinants in these districts, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has publsihed District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for the aspirational districts.
With these nutrition profiles the agency aims to create awareness, facilitate evidence-based discussions, and mobilize action for nutrition at the district level. This district-level data is crucial for strengthening localized action to support the National Nutrition Mission’s (or POSHAN Abhiyaan) targets.
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