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


MSSRF LANSA gender research presented at National Policy Consultation, New Delhi, India

National Commission for Women (NCW) in partnership with MAKAAM and UN Women organised a national consultation on 'Realising Rights of Women Farmers: Developing a Roadmap for Action' on August 29 and 30 in New Delhi, India, to discuss key concerns and rights of women farmers.
LANSA research from MSSRF-led studies on gender and nutrition in India highlighted the work burden on women farmers and implications on female nutrition, also the well-being on the farm families. These insights were presented to key policy-makers and policy influencers to strengthen the existing legal, policy and programmatic framework for realising the rights of women farmers in India.

LANSA participates in a major way at ANH Academy Week 2017

The 2nd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week and the 5th Annual Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition (Nutrition Innovation Lab) Agriculture-Nutrition Scientific Symposium was held from July 9 to 13, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal, and LANSA was a co-sponsor. LANSA hosted a Dialogue on Improving Nutrition through Recognising, Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Women Agricultural Workers in South Asia countries, and also presented research at the scientific symposium with mini posters. LANSA Value Chain research and Research Uptake teams conducted learning labs on the respective subjects for the conference participants. Read our blogs 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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