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 an 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's CEO passes away

Dr Prakash Shetty, CEO of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Research Programme Consortium passed away in London on Monday, September 3, 2018. Read tribute to this wonderful person here.

LANSA at SDG-conference 'Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact'

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) organised the SDG conference 'Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for Impact' on August 30-31 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Sangeetha Rajeesh, Research Uptake and Communications Manager, LANSA-MSSRF presented a poster and was a panelist at the Foresight4food session on the 'Science and Politics of Exploring the Future for Anticipatory Governance'.

LANSA work in India shared at high-level Chennai consultation

Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu at the MSSRF National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition , Chennai on July 29, flagged by high-level dignitaries from Agriculture Ministries of TamilNadu & Odisha, also IAS officers from government departments among others, where Dr RV Bhavani presented research findings on LANSA work in India.

LANSA research in Afghanistan shared with multi-sectoral stakeholders

On July 8 and 9, Ecology & Conservation Organisation of Afghanistan (ECOA) along with LANSA organised a two-day workshop on the outcomes of LANSA research in Bamyan, Afghanistan. Nigel Poole, LANSA’s lead on Afghanistan presented on ‘Food choice: Sectoral interventions to improve dietary diversity’ to further discussed agricultural policies and challenges in policymaking in Afghanistan .

LANSA @ANH Academy Conference 2018, Ghana

LANSA hosted a ‘science-to-policy’ plenary session at the 3 rd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week held in Accra, Ghana on June 28. Research under LANSA was also shared with wide audiences via oral and poster presentations during the Conference Also, a research-to-policy uptake communications learning lab was co-hosted by LANSA.

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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