LANSA's evidence review on Bangladesh published
Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the impacts of agriculture programs on nutrition outcomes.
The objective of this study was to assess the emphasis of the literature on different agriculture–nutrition pathways in Bangladesh. Read More..
Paper 3 of LANSA Working Paper Series now online
Undernutrition is more widespread and persistent in South Asia, including India, with higher numbers of undernourished people living in rural areas. Indian evidence often shows a weak linkage between agriculture and nutrition, though there is ample scope for agriculture to contribute towards reducing undernutrition.
This study probes further to understand the linkage between agriculture, dietary diversity and women’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in rural areas of India, as few studies have looked at household nutritional intake and adult nutrition outcome in this context. Read More..
Improving nutrition by 2030: LANSA participates in live Q&A
Bhavani RV LANSA's Project Manager spoke on LANSA's effort to tackle undernutrition in South Asia, and on the FSN approach in India while participating in The Guardian-hosted live Q&A on Meeting Global Nutrition Goals. She stressed that a multidimensional approach to address the problem of malnutrition, and that both data and evidence on the ground are needed to help accelerate the effort.
The 2-hour live online discussion received about 160 comments with colleagues from IFPRI, FAO, Concern, Action Against Hunger, GAIN, Johns Hopkins, SUN, Counterpart International, WFP, Transform Nutrition, Global Nutrition Report Secretariat and Concern Worldwide participating.
LANSA-MSSRF showcase research work at NSI Conference in India
Researchers from the LANSA-MSSRF team participated in the Nutrition Society of India's 47th Annual National Conference at National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India, on October 9 and 10.
With the Conference theme - 'Link between Nutrition and Agriculture: the Connect and the Disconnect' so close to LANSA's work in South Asia, MSSRF-LANSA not only presented two research study poster-presentations during the national conference, but also took up a stall at the NSI Exhibition. Read More