Tag: Uttar Pradesh

Farmers’ decision making and perceived benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato adoption

“He says orange-fleshed sweet potato has made his family healthier,” my translator, Shaktikar says as I scribble notes in a small notebook. I make sure not to disturb the iPhone pointed towards the farmer we’re interviewing. It is recording every word …

New food for better health: Introducing orange sweet potato to Uttar Pradesh

On a bright, windy morning in the rural district of
Maharajganj, Sunita Devi listens for the crackling of cumin seeds in hot
mustard oil, then adds a heap of chopped onions and garlic to the pan, smiling
as they begin to sizzle and brown. She is tryi…

Decoding open defecation: Relevance of early findings for field and policy

In my previous blog,
I described the prevalence and predicaments of open defecation (OD) in India. For
my PhD thesis, I am working with GDS to make villages open defecation free
(ODF) by investing in construction of toilets as well as bringing about a
behavior change and …

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Field visit to study market diversity in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

On the 4th of July, I traveled to the Maharajganj
District of Eastern Uttar Pradesh with three other TCI colleagues to study
market diversity in the Pharenda Block. Our objective was to observe the
variety of foods available in four markets and then convert this information
into quantitative data …

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Combating open defecation through a community-led sanitation approach in rural India

Every year, 188,000 children under five in India die due to diarrhea-related illnesses. This catastrophic burden on children’s health is largely due to the fact that over a third of the Indian population defecates in the open. Open defecation (OD) also has strong …

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