Stakeholder Engagement Events
LANSA research presented at International conference in Delhi
The International Conference on Critical Public Health Consequences of the Double Burden of Malnutrition and the Changing Food Environment in South and South East Asia was held on March 29 where Nitya Rao LANSA's Gender cross-cut lead and Professor of Gender & Development at University of East Anglia, UK, presented an overview of the linkages between gender, land rights, agriculture policies and programmes in South Asia.
Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition through a Farming Systems Approach, Jeypore
A stakeholder consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition through a Farming Systems Approach was held with officials of Koraput district in Jeypore on 23 March 2018. The objective was to share the results of the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) Study under LANSA, in Koraput. The meeting was chaired by Shri K Sudarshan Chakravarty, Collector and District Magistrate, Koraput; officials from different government departments in the district participated. Farm men and women from the FSN...
Stakeholder Consultation on Farming System for Nutrition, Wardha
A stakeholder consultation on Farming System for Nutrition was held with NGO representatives and members of civil society in Wardha on 12 March afternoon. The objective was to share the results of the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) Study under LANSA, in Wardha. Read full report here.
Farming System for Nutrition through KVKS – a new venture
A one day Orientation Workshop on ‘Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) Approach’ was organised at KVK, Narayangaon, Pune on April 24, 2018. The programme highlighted the study findings under the LANSA programme undertaken by MSSRF in Wardha, Maharashtra.About 12 KVKs (10 from Maharashtra and 2 KVKs from Gujarat) were identified to attend the programme. The major objectives of the workshop were to provide an orientation to KVK scientists on FSN, and to develop a plan for setting-up a...
MSSRF-LANSA researchers share FSN evidence with Odisha Government
 The Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) approach is a feasibility study undertaken in Koraput District, Odisha, and Wardha District in Maharashtra. This is part of research under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme consortium led by M S Swaminthan Research Foundation (MSSRF). On March 20, 2018, research evidence from the FSN study in Koraput was shared with the Planning & Convergence Department, Government of Odisha, and this was followed by an...
Wardha District Collector meets with MSSRF-LANSA researchers
 Research evidence from the Farming System for Nutrition feasibility study undertaken in Wardha distrct by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation was presented to Shailesh Nawal, District Collector and Ajay Gulhane, CEO, Zilla Parishad, on March 12 at the Collector’s Office in Wardha. Several positive points came out from this meeting. The District Collector noted that nutrition gardens could be promoted at Public Health Centres (PHCs), and also suggested having a model...
LANSA-BRAC research dissemination event
A half-day seminar on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in Bangladesh’ was held on 12 December 2017 at the BRAC centre in Dhaka. Findings from three LANSA-BRAC studies and one IFPRI-Bangladesh study were presented at the seminar.  Secretary of Ministry of Food, Md. Kaykobad Hossain was the chief guest on the occasion while Joint Secretary Balai Krishna Hazra represented Ministry of Agriculture as the special guest. The seminar was attended by 87 participants including...
LANSA in PHFI-PBC International Conference on Environmental Health
International conference of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Pacific Basin Consortium (PBC) on Environmental Health was from November 14-16, in Delhi. LANSA CEO Prakash Shettyshared ‘Integrating nutritional objectives in achieving food security’ and Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA, MSSRF presented a ‘farming systems approach to food and nutrition security’.
LANSA experience shared at Asia and the Pacific Symposium
Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition was held on November 10-11, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prakash Shetty, CEO, LANSA spoke on ‘Innovative partnerships for ending food and nutrition insecurity’ and Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA, MSSRF presented ‘A Farming System for Nutrition design for sustainable and healthy diets: The LANSA experience’.
LANSA Online discussion on FAO'S FSN Forum
LANSA organised a three-week e-discussion on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition from October 23 till November 10. The topic was Sustainable Farming System for Food and Nutrition Security,which provided opportunity to showcase experiences and on-going research from low and middle-income countries on the links between agriculture, nutrition and the environment.  Read the discussion summary here.


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