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Food Security Atlas

As part of the 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition (SPANDAN)'initiative by the Indira Gandhi Institute of Research and Development, Mumbai and supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute prepared and published Food Security Atlas of Rural Bihar 2018 and Food Security Atlas of Rural Odisha 2018.


 

FOOD SECURITY ATLAS OF RURAL BIHAR

Prepared by: Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the project on 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition (SPANDAN)'
Report Available Here

The Institute for Human Development (IHD), Delhi had prepared a Food Security Atlas of rural Bihar with support from World Food Programme (WFP) in 2008-09.This Food and Nutritional Security Atlas for Bihar aims to update the previous exercise undertaken at the district level. It extensively documents the prevailing food and nutrition security scenario in Bihar and chalks out a district level profile of food security in Bihar as well as to compare the status of food security in its districts across two time perods (2008-09 and 2016- 17). It provides an overview of the state in terms of basic economic indicators such as education, health, employment and physical infrastructure; presents the food availability, access and utilization indices as well as a composite index of food security outcomes; analyses the overall food security input index (FSI) which is a composite index of the factors that are critical for food security in Bihar; identifies the priority districts as well as compares food security in the districts of Bihar between 2008-09 and 2016 - 17.

 

FOOD SECURITY ATLAS OF RURAL ODISHA

Prepared by: Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the project on 'System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition (SPANDAN)'.
Report Available Here

The Institute for Human Development (IHD), Delhi had prepared a Food Security Atlas of rural Odisha with support from World Food Programme (WFP) in 2008-09. The present report updates and carries forward the previous exercise undertaken at the district level. Towards this end, the main objectives of the Atlas are to analyse the dynamics of food security in the state, to isolate the most affected regions and districts, and to suggest practical and sustainable policy measures for improving the status of nutrition and food sufficiency in these areas. The study concludes by highlighting and assessing the specific policy measures that have been introduced by both the Central and the state governments for augmenting food security and targeting the malaise of hunger in the state.

WFP-IHD Food Security Atlas

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and the UN World Food Programme ( UN-WFP) have produced a series of Food Security Atlases which are a tool for the government and policy makers to target interventions more effectively and fine tune assistance strategies to pursue the most vulnerable groups and areas. The states covered in this district level analysis are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Besides, a consolidated analysis of eight states together was undertaken in Food Security Atlas of Rural India: An Overview The purpose of the Atlas is to identify regions and districts within the states that require priority attention in order to improve their food security status. This is followed by an identification of the characteristics that differentiate the better-off from the worst-off districts. The Atlas aims to stimulate further analysis, action and advocacy for reducing the incidence of hunger.



Atlas Research Team

Institute for Human Development
Dev Nathan, Preet Rustagi, Sandip Sarkar, Sunil Kumar Mishra,
Abhay Kumar, Payal Dutta Majumdar

The UN World Food Programme
Minnie Mathew, Nisha Srivastva, Pradnya Paithankar,
Bal Paritosh Dash, Animesh Kumar

Publications

A series of 9 atlases has been published.