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Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?

Recent discussion has centered on the private sector’s role in nutrition, and whether the state can "shape" the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes. This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) program. The IDS Bulletin aims to analyze existing (or potential) agri-food value chain pathways for delivering nutritious foods to vulnerable populations in South Asia. It discusses the role of both public and private actors in making these value chains more effective in achieving sustained increased consumption of nutrient-rich foods.

Institute for Development Studies, February 2018.