India: In Jharkhand, Holding Up The Tricolour In A Meal

Deoghar (Women’s Feature Service) – It was the same old fare that Parmila Hembram, 22, a resident of Siri village in Deoghar district, Jharkhand, used to dish out for every meal – rice, potatoes and, sometimes, dal. Despite the fact that wild greens and pumpkin grew in the vicinity of her home, they were never generally cooked because, traditionally, food in the family was all about rice and potatoes. What Pramila did not know was that such sustained imbalanced intake was effectively making her family vulnerable to ill health and putting her four-year-old son, Pramod, at risk of malnutrition.

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India: Teen Girls Tend Kitchen Gardens, Make Healthy Mid Day Meals

Deoghar (Women’s Feature Service) - When school teachers in Madanpur village of Devipur block in the Jharkhand district of Deoghar, went on a two month strike in late 2012, a group of young girls from the village formed the ‘Jyoti Yuvati Club’ and convinced the school management to let them oversee the day-to-day functioning and teaching at the local Madanpur primary school.

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India: In Sunderbans, Colour Coding Kids To Fight Malnutrition

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LIVELIHOODS...

...in remote districts of India and Nepal: Evidence from the Household Economy Analysis

For the first time in India, the number of agricultural labour is higher than that of farmers whose main stay is their own farm. In Nepal, the situation is no better; it is sometimes difficult to find male farmers as most of them have migrated to neighboring cities or countries for wage labour.

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Hunger and Malnutririon

A cause and an effect of the deprived social status and denial of basic rights of entire communities, over generations…

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India: A Sacred Forest To Fight Hunger: A Sarpanch’s Big Idea

Mandla (Women’s Feature Service) – For tribal communities, the forest has traditionally been their habitat, their source of income and their nutritional lifeline. So protection of the green cover and ready access to forest produce are issues that are connected with their survival. In India, while The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, recognises the rights of forest-dwellers over land and other resources, in reality there is a constant tussle going on between communities and forest officials.

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