LANSA HOSTS THE 'PULSES FOR ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION' SESSION AT MSSRF CONFERENCE
LANSA programme at MSSRF hosted a session on August 8, 2016 to deliberate on how pulses could help tackle the undernutrition problem in India. This was
organised as part of the 'Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Pulses for Addressing Food and Nutrition Security' conference at MSSRF, Chennai. The
session was chaired by Prakash Shetty, CEO LANSA.
India is not only the largest producer but also the largest consumer of pulses in the world. This being the International Yearof Pulses, the Conference seeks to highlight the global and regional priorities, as well as issues and challenges that need to be overcome to enhance productivity and profitability of pulses in addressing food and nutrition security.
NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY CONSULTATION ON LEVERAGING AGRICULTURE FOR NUTRITION IN INDIA
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) , lead institution of the research programme consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) in collaboration with Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS) organised a National Public Policy Consultation on 'Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in India' on July 29, 2016 in New Delhi.
The event witnessed almost 100 eminent and enthusiastic participants, including government officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, as well as from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Policy Advisors from Niti Aayog, also State Advisor to Commissioners, Supreme Court of India.
Read our event report for detailed information.
LANSA 'GENDER-NUTRITION' E-DISCUSSION ON FAO'S FSNFORUM
The LANSA - FAO online global discussion ended on July 15 with more than 90 participants contributing richly to the FSN Forum platform. The discussion was on how gender-relations in agriculture can be transformed by recognising women's work and the implication onher well-being and child nutrition.
The LANSA blog on what the benefits, challenges and trade-offs are for nutritional outcomes through women empowerment in agriculture elaborates the theme further.