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


LANSA 'gender-nutrition' e-discussion on FAO's FSNForum

Register and participate in our global discussion online starting June 27!

Read the LANSA blog on what the benefits, challenges and trade-offs are for nutritional outcomes through women empowerment in agriculture . Tell LANSA how we can transform gender-relations in agriculture by recognising women's work and the implication on her well-being and child nutrition

Nutrition stakeholders in India participate in LANSA workshop

The 'Value Chains for Nutrition' workshop on June 28 at Centre for Study of Social Change, Bandra East, Mumbai will have over 20 stakeholders from government agencies, academia, the non-government and private sectors participate. Attendees will discuss the findings of a LANSA-funded qualitative study conducted in villages in Wardha District, Maharashtra aimed at identifying barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption. For details,see agenda

LANSA researchers participate in ANH Academy Conference, Addis Ababa

Rohit Parasar, Giacomo Zanello and Mehroosh Tak will present at Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week in the 'Markets, Value Chains and Nutrition' session on June 24. Their blogposts are now online on ANH website. Haris Gazdar will make the keynote speech 'Making Nutrition Digestible: Conversations across tables' on June 23.The goal of the Conference is to facilitate learning and sharing among the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.

To know more on what LANSA will present, read our blogs:

Studying food distribution in India through a value-chain lens

Buy or Make? Farm production diversity, market food availability and diet diversity in Afghanistan

Debating the role of agricultural production and markets for nutrition

LANSA has its first stakeholder event in Afghanistan

Stakeholders are critical to the success of LANSA’s research programme and thus in collaboration with Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), LANSA facilitated a knowledge-sharing multi-sectoral stakeholder event in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25. The consultation was a half-day dialogue with LANSA research and stakeholder interview summaries presented to key agri-nutrition stakeholders in Afghanistan. The event was widely attended with participation from Kabul and four other provinces. Media was also present. A full report follows.

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