Gender and nutrition

Given the links between women’s empowerment and nutrition, gender frames our research.

Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

How can agriculture interventions be designed to improve nutritional status?

Agri-food value chains

How can nutritional impacts be improved in agriculture and food value chains?

Enabling environments

How can agriculture and food systems be better linked to other drivers of nutrition?

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Nearly half of South Asian children are stunted. Agriculture is the main livelihood for nearly half the population in the region, yet its potential for reducing undernutrition has not been realised.

LANSA is a new international research partnership. We are finding out how agriculture and agri-food systems can be better designed to advance nutrition. We are focused on policies, interventions and strategies that can improve the nutritional status of children in South Asia.

What we do

Research to help us maximise agriculture for improved nutrition outcomes
Facilitating knowledge sharing and learning between partners and amongst stakeholders
Communicating research and engaging key stakeholders throughout the process


LANSA organises research uptake and capacity building for ANASTU scientists

On April 19, LANSA partners - MSSRF and LCIRAH organsied a research uptake cum capacity strengthening workshop in New Delhi for agriculture scientists from the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU), Kandahar. The day-long workshop was facilitated and hosted by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India.

The LANSA workshop was aimed at shaping understanding of nutrition while looking to stimulate and sensitise the agriculture scientists to consider how agriculture can help address the problem of undernutrition in Afghanistan. These scientists were at IARI for trainings involving specialised courses as part of the Government of India's initiative to develop capacity of students and faculty at ANASTU.

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LANSA paper on 'Child underweight, land productivity and public services: a district-level analysis for India

Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain. This study aims at linking child underweight rates to agricultural land productivity, a proxy for agricultural prosperity, and to the provisioning of public services, using district-level data. Full paper here..

LANSA announces seven successful formative and feasibility research bids

Following a very successful and highly competitive Research Call for Proposals under LANSA’s second Responsive Window, seven groups of researchers and practitioners have been awarded!The awarded studies will conduct exciting formative and feasibility studies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. They will deliver a body of research on potential interventions in agriculture designed to improve nutrition and health outcomes especially in women and children.For more information on winners

LANSA's agri-food value chain conceptual framework paper now online

South Asia has experienced rapid economic growth, yet it still has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, and half the population is undernourished. Besides children, undernutrition among women and adolescent girls is also a major concern. The lack of progress in solving undernutrition, in all its guises, reflects in part the complexity of factors involved. Read More..

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