Akshaya Kumar Panda

Akshaya Kumar Panda
M S Swamininathan Research Foundation | MSSRF

Master of Science

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Background An ongoing action research nutrition literacy programme based on Freire’s approach of raising critical consciousness through the use of dialogue as a pedagogic tool is being implemented as part of a nutrition sensitive agricultural intervention in tribal Odisha. One hundred and eight adults, referred to as Community Hunger Fighters (CHFs...
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Food based approach can prove effective in improving access and availability of nutrients from foods required for daily life where most of the people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. A study on feasibility of Farming Systems for Nutrition (FSN) approach was undertaken from 2013 to 2018 in a few villages of Koraput district, Odisha state...
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Farming is the main livelihood of a majority of people in India. The country is also home to a large population of undernourished people. This indicates potential for mainstreaming the nutrition dimension in the farming system to impact on nutrition outcomes. A Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study was conducted in two agro-ecologically differen...
Technical Report
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This report is a documentation of endline survey results of the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study under LANSA in Wardha, Maharashtra and Koraput, Odisha in 2017-18.
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In nutrition insecure regions of rural India, farming system with focus on nutrition (or FSN) can prove effective in improving access and availability for nutrient intake. In 2017, a few villages in Koraput district, Odisha and Wardha district, Maharashtra were involved to increase their crop diversity, intercropping of pulses and cereals, promotio...
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The challenge to food production posed by climate aberrations has been seeing increased attention to reviving millet-based farming systems. Millets are climate-resilient and nutritionally equivalent or superior to most other cereals, making them a favourable crop to address the prevalence of malnutrition. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) is among...
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This paper describes the introduction of nutrition garden to address household diet diversity in Wardha, Maharashtra and Koraput, Odisha. The study started with a detailed baseline survey and its assessment in 2013-14 along with designing and promotion of nutrition gardens of fruits and vegetables. A seasonal calendar of locally available vegetable...
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Background: Anaemia and vitamin A deficiency (VAD) are major micronutrient deficiencies that affect 30% of the world’s population and 250 million preschool children respectively. Methodology: This study examines whether dietary diversity score (DDS) ensures micronutrient adequacy and its relationship with blood haemoglobin levels and serum retinol...
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All the households in 8 villages (822 households) of Wardha, Maharashtra and 11 villages (921 households) in Koraput, Odisha were purposively selected for the study. Dietary Diversity Index (Berry's Index) Data on frequency of food consumed was collected from all households for a reference period of one month during three time periods of the year....

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