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?


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 hosts session at 7th Odisha Environment Congress 2016

R V Bhavani from MSSRF presented LANSA research on WASH setting the tone for the technical session on WASH: Agriculture & Nutrition held at Odisha, India on December 21. The session was chaired by Dr P K Meherda, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha.

LANSA-PHFI National Consultation seeks pathway to better nutrition in India

A meeting on “Strengthening Fruit and Vegetable (FV) Supply-Chain Policies and Programmes in India- Need for Action” was organised by Public Health Foundation ofIndia on November 28, 2016 at New Delhi, and a panel discussed a 'Multi-sectoral Approaches to Supply Chain: A Pathway to Better Nutrition' looking at scaling-up fruit and vegetable intake among the young populace in India.

LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar held in Dhaka

LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing half-day seminar on ‘Nexus between Agriculture and Nutrition: Bangladesh Case’ was held on September 6, 2016 at the BRAC headquarters in Dhaka. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, Secretary of Agriculture was the chief guest of the programme.The presentations were followed by a group discussion on assessing capabilities of farming communities in achieving nutrition. More here.

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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