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 POLICIES AND MARKETS

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 News

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.

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