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Name:Bihar Trip Report - Home Grown Nutrition

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development brings together Parliamentarians concerned with agriculture, nutrition and food security in the developing world. 

The APPG wishes to conduct some field studies which look to give practical examples of where investments in agriculture have had impacts on improved nutrition – the focus country is India and specifically the State of Bihar where around 80 percent of the population are totally dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. Reports suggest that investment in agricultural development in Bihar have improved in recent times with the state now promoting value-added and processed agriculture to benefit farmers.

The report is from a visit to India where the group met with Ministers and officials, smallholder farmers, health workers, and local leaders, visiting their farms, clinics and programme centres to get a clear picture of their particular needs and requirements – with a specific focus on the role of women in this area and their importance to achieving food and nutrition security.

Author:APPG on Agriculture and Food for Development
Publisher:APPG on Agriculture and Food for Development
Publication Year:2013