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Global Nutrition Report, 2017

GNR 2017 is a peer-reviewed, independently produced annual publication on the state of the world’s nutrition. The first series was published in 2014 and latest edition was published in November, 2017. Major Highlights Almost every country in the world now faces a serious nutrition related challenge, whether stemming from under-nutrition or obesity. In all 140 ..

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RUTF: Ready to Use Therapeutic Food

RUTF is one of the measures to combat micronutrient malnutrition. RUTF is also referred as energy dense nutritious food (EDNF). It is a medical intervention to improve the nutrition intake of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). It is being implemented under the global initiative Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement and ICDS in India, ..

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Relay Cropping

In Relay cropping second crop is planted even before the first crop is harvested. Thus, both crops share some part of the season. In India, Rice –cauliflower – onion-summer gourd is one example of relay cropping. Advantages: Less risk since yields do not depend on one crop alone. Better distribution of labor. Some diseases and ..

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Sustainable Sugar Initiative

SSI was jointly launched by ICRISAT and WWF to reduce and optimize the use of water and other inputs in sugarcane production. It is a system of various practices and principles including: using single budded sets from healthy mother cane instead of 2/3 budded sets for raising nursery, to get higher percentage of germination. Transplantation ..

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