Recent Submissions

  • Analysing Pakistan’s Modern Dairy Value-Chain Innovation 

    Ansari, Natasha; Mehmood, Rashid; Gazdar, Haris (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), 2018-06)
    Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition ...
  • Going Against the Grain of Optimism: Flour Fortification in Pakistan 

    Ansari, N; Mehmood, R; Gazdar, H (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-01-31)
    Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising, if unproven, vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to poor people in developing countries. ...
  • Women Agricultural Workers and Nutrition in Pakistan 

    Gazdar, Haris (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017)
    Pakistan has high rates of child undernutrition (both stunting and wasting). The country’s agricultural sector is a source of livelihood for over 40 per cent of the workforce. The LANSA Evidence Review for Pakistan found ...
  • Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 

    Nisbett, Nicholas; Ahmed, Nabeela; Deshpande, Shipa; Feruglio, Francesca (2017-04)
    South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators. As a potential route towards addressing ...
  • Women’s Agricultural Work and Nutrition in Pakistan: Findings from Qualitative Research 

    Balagamwala, Mysbah; Gazdar, Haris; Bux Mallah, Hussain (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), 2015-01)
    Does women’s work in agriculture help or hinder nutrition in Pakistan? This question has assumed great significance due to the steady feminisation, over the last decade, of the agricultural labour force, and the absence ...
  • Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan: Pathways and Disconnects 

    Zuberi, S. (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), 2014-10)
    Results of the latest nationwide nutrition survey show that Pakistan has persistently high rates of undernutrition despite respectable rates of economic growth. Amongst economic sectors, agriculture could have positive ...
  • Convergence on Nutrition in Agricultural Systems of Innovation: Concepts and Methods, with Examples from Pakistan 

    Loevinsohn, Michael; Mehmood, Rashid (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), 2014-10)
    The paper first briefly sketches the origins of the system of innovation (SoI) concept and the need it was seen to fulfil in agriculture. It then illustrates the different ways it has been employed as a framework to explain ...
  • Pakistan: Year 3 Findings from the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility Study 

    Gazdar, H.; Mallah, H. B.; Mysorewala, A. (IDSOxfam International, 2015)
    Major shifts in food prices are significant events in people’s lives; in 2012 researchers at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (IDS) and Oxfam started a four-year project to track the impacts of this volatility. ...
  • Food Prices and the Politics of Hunger: Beneath Market and State 

    Gazdar, Haris (01/11/2015)
    What accounts for the persistence of hunger and undernutrition in political and administrative systems which might be otherwise sensitive to the risk of food price volatility and market failure? If pre?empting food price ...
  • Nutrition Policy in the Post-devolution Context in Pakistan: An Analysis of Provincial Opportunities and Barriers 

    Zaidi, Shehla; Mohmand, Shandana Khan; Hayat, Noorya; Acosta, Andres Mejia; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    In this article we take a comparative look at strategic opportunities and barriers for action on nutrition in Pakistan's four provinces in the post?devolution context. Provinces have faced historically common constraints ...
  • Missing Dimensions in Addressing Child Malnutrition in Pakistan: Lessons from the Tawana Experience 

    Khan, Kausar S.; Rafique, Ghazala; Ali Bawani, Sohail Amir (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    This article uses the Tawana Pakistan Project (TPP) as a case study of how to promote self?sustaining improvements in nutrition status. The programme used a participatory approach to mobilisation around malnutrition, had ...
  • Achieving Universal Salt Iodisation (USI) in Pakistan: Challenges, Experiences and the Way Forward 

    Masuood, Ahmed K.; Janjua, Tausif Akhtar (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    This article aims to describe the history, progress, success and challenges of the Universal Salt Iodisation (USI) programme in Pakistan, which was launched in 1994. Revitalised in 2005 with financial assistance and ...
  • Impact on Health and Nutrition Outcomes in Sindh Province, Pakistan 

    Hussain, Imtiaz; Soofi, Sajid Bashir; Hasan, Seema; Mehboob, Nelofer; Hussain, Masawar; Rizvi, Arjumand; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    We independently conducted the impact assessment of the Tawana Pakistan Project (a school?based feeding programme to improve the nutritional status of primary school girls in impoverished rural districts of Pakistan). The ...
  • Towards Improved Food and Nutrition Security in Sindh Province, Pakistan 

    Fazal, Shahid; Valdettaro, Paola María; Friedman, Joanna; Basquin, Cécile; Pietzsch, Silke (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    The 2011 National Nutrition Survey (NNS) in Pakistan showed that Sindh province continues to have some of the worst undernutrition rates in South Asia. For determinants of acute and chronic malnutrition to be better ...
  • Inflation and Food Security in Pakistan: Impact and Coping Strategies 

    Gazdar, Haris; Mallah, Hussain Bux (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    Food security will remain an important component of any strategy for nutritional improvement in Pakistan. The country experienced acute price spikes and shortages during 2007 and 2008, corresponding with food price inflation ...
  • Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan 

    Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Gazdar, Haris; Haddad, Lawrence (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    After a lost decade, there is clearly a groundswell of momentum for nutrition in Pakistan, driven by a confluence of policy, evidence and events. This momentum needs to be sustained at the national level, reinforced at the ...
  • Engaging Development Partners in Efforts to Reverse Malnutrition Trends in Pakistan 

    Levinson, F. James (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, May 2013)
    After two decades of failed efforts to launch a national nutrition programme and nutrition action largely limited to low coverage interventions, a promising multisectoral nutrition scenario is unfolding in Pakistan led by ...
  • Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: Evidence from Two Communities in Pakistan 

    Balagamwala, Mysbah; Gazdar, Haris (2014-09-22)
    This report contributes to the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project by examining the impact of food price volatility on poor and vulnerable households through qualitative research conducted in 2012 and 2013 at ...
  • Action on Under-Nutrition in Pakistan: Opportunities and Barriers 

    Mohmand, Shandana; Zaidi, Shehla (IDS, 2013-10)
    Undernutrition rates in Pakistan have remained unchanged for over half a century. Success in tackling under-nutrition relies on cross-sectoral action across health, food, agriculture, poverty, water and sanitation. A ...

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