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 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..

'Learning From the Past' LANSA Working Paper 5 published

Understanding policy debates from the past can help to explain and address the challenges of today. Agriculture can play an important role in the reduction of undernutrition in India. However, the nutrition-enhancing potential of agriculture remains underused. In order to understand the roots for the weak links between agriculture and nutrition in contemporary India, this paper follows the evolution of the policy debates on nutrition and agriculture from India’s Independence to the present. Read More..

Aiming research to influence policy process

The LANSA ‘Research-to-Policy’ consultation brought together a varied set of agriculture-nutrition stakeholders to discuss research evidence under the programme in India.

The event took place at MSSRF, Chennai on February 24, witnessing officials from Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department, department of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), representations from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), IamWarm project, and several agriculture and nutrition scientists, academics, researchers, and doctorate scholars. Read More..

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