LANSA FELICITATED FOR WORK DONE TO ADVANCE NUTRITION
The Odisha Environment Congress (OEC) had its sixth edition in December 2015 between 22 and 24 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. LANSA was felicitated for its outstanding work in the field of advancement of nutrition. Akshaya Kumar Panda, senior scientist MSSRF and with the LANSA Programme received the award from Aurobindo Behera IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment, and the present Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Odisha on December 24, 2015. Read More
Contract negotiations underway for successful bids
Following a very successful and highly competitive research call for the second LANSA Responsive Window,we have started contract negotiations with seven groups of researchers and practitioners to conduct exciting formative and feasibility studies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The studies will deliver a body of research on potential interventions in agriculture designed to improve nutrition and health outcomes especially in women and children. More information on the research projects will be available soon. Read More..
LANSA's evidence review on Bangladesh published
Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the impacts of agriculture programs on nutrition outcomes.The objective of this study was to assess the emphasis of the literature on different agriculture–nutrition pathways in Bangladesh. Read More..
Paper 3 of LANSA Working Paper Series now online
Undernutrition is more widespread and persistent in South Asia, including India, with higher numbers of undernourished people living in rural areas. Indian evidence often shows a weak linkage between agriculture and nutrition, though there is ample scope for agriculture to contribute towards reducing undernutrition.This study probes further to understand the linkage between agriculture, dietary diversity and women’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in rural areas of India, as few studies have looked at household nutritional intake and adult nutrition outcome in this context. Read More..