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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2021, 2(2):1-7

ISSN: 2582-8053


Review Article


Conceptualizing Agri Nutri Information Framework for Mitigating Nutrition Security Challenges of India: A much-needed approach for Nutrition Security


Rubeka Idrishi

School of Agro and Rural Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati- Assam, India 781039

Corresponding author e-mail: rubeka3155@gmail.com

(Received: 15/05/2021; Revised: 15/09/2021; Accepted: 25/10/2021)



India being an Agrarian economy relies mostly on its agricultural outputs every year, but the uncertainty in the agricultural system of India is very high. A large population (majorly rural) is undernourished, from which the tackle history has been very slow and is continuing which continuously questions about the nutritional security of India. Besides various efforts made by the Indian government, policymakers, and technology-driven approach there lies a huge gap between effective interventions to join these two nodes which are agriculture and nutrition. Understanding the importance of the Agri-Nutri Framework for diet improvement, generating incomes, maternal and child health, and care practices this paper collectively maps all the existing evidence along with agriculture- nutrition frameworks/ pathways studied till now. Thus, this paper gives a comprehensive and conceptually designed framework by delineating pathways between agriculture and nutrition, pathways of the nutritional and health impacts, and various impacts of the same on food policies, farm production, farm incomes, food prices, and agricultureā€“gender linkages.

Keywords: Agriculture, Nutrition Security, Framework, Pathway, Policy, SDG.