Country Synthesis Brief

Despite agriculture being the mainstay of Afghan society, little attention has been given to its potential to address undernutrition.

The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research programme consortium aims to enhance the impact of agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in Afghanistan. LANSA activities in Afghanistan have included, mapping of stakeholder perceptions of sectoral policies and programmes, primary research, secondary data analysis, policy dialogue, capacity strengthening, research uptake and dissemination.

The research in Afghanistan has been led by staff of the University of London International Development Centre (LIDC) in collaboration with a range of organisations in Afghanistan: Afghanaid, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ecology and Conservation Organisation of Afghanistan (ECOA) and BRAC.


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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