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Malnutrition: Telangana’s efforts find place in UN report

Women harvest maize Photo: Wasim Iftikar/CSISA

Hyderabad: Apart from Central Government’s recognition, Telangana Government’s measures being taken up to address malnutrition among women and children, now feature in a report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2022 report focusing on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA).

The FAO report on “Bridging the gap between nutrition and agriculture in Telangana – An assessment of capacity within agricultural extension and advisory services” is released this month at Rome.

It features the collaborative efforts of Home Science college, Krishi Vignan Kendra, CRIDA, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Anganwadi centres for tackling malnutrition in three mandals of Ranga Reddy, which earned Central Government’s Poshan Abhiyaa recognition in 2018-19.

The report also discusses SERP and Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), collaboration in promotion of NSA. They are jointly implementing the half-acre model to meet vegetable nutritional requirements for the poor in select villages in Telangana.