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Millet champions urge Govt of India to launch National Millet Mission - FNBNews.com, April 19, 2018

The Millets, Monsoon and Market dialogue came to a close with global millet champions calling for the Government of India to launch a National Millet Mission, especially since 2018 is the National Year of Millets.  The international and national experts raised pertinent points flagging issues related to production, procurement, processing, marketing and consumption of millets in India...

Women’s health crisis - Business Recorder,March 2, 2018

The recent headlines on Pakistan’s abysmal record in infant and neo-natal mortality should be giving policymakers a pause. Being the worst nation for new born babies in the world and one of the worst for infants under one-year-old is no small feat. In fact, Pakistan is worse than war-stricken countries like Afghanistan and extremely poor countries like Somalia and South Sudan. Let that sink...

Reversing the downward spiral for women health and nutrition in Pakistan

'In 2017, LANSA study of Pakistan’s agricultural labour force and its effect on women’s health and nutrition in rural Sindh found that not only was women’s work unrecognised and unpaid; but worse, all the work that they did in the fields, often while pregnant or nursing without adequate food, caused them and their children to suffer from malnutrition and stunting.'

IDS Bulletin Vol. 49 No. 1, January 2018: Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How, and to Whom?-reliefweb, February 5, 2018

There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes. This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.

LANSA-BRAC organised knowledge sharing seminar in Dhaka, Channel I, December 12, 2017

LANSA-BRAC organised knowledge sharing seminar 'Leveraging agriculture for Nutrition in Bangladesh' on 12 December 2017 in Dhaka. Here is a news clip of the seminar covered by Channel I (in Bangla). 

Nutritional status of rural Bangladesh - The Financial Express, 16 December 2017

The Village Dynamics in South Asia (VDSA), under the umbrella of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), carried out a longitudinal study, spanning 2010/11 to 2014/15, on various socio-economic aspects among a sample of 500 rural households in 12 villages of 11 districts in Bangladesh. The interesting...

Crop diversification - The Independent, 16 December 2017

In today’s world, crop diversification is catchword in agriculture. A recent study revealed that it helps increase the intake of nutritious food by giving households more options to choose from food items in Bangladesh. This is clearly inspiring. Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), an international research body and BRAC, jointly conducted the study from 2010-11 to...

Crop diversification has positive impact on nutritional intake: Study - The Independent, 14 December 2017

Crop diversification helps increase the intake of nutritious food by giving households more options to choose from food items in the country, said a study released on Tuesday in the capital, reports UNB.Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), an international research body and BRAC, a development organisation, jointly conducted the study from 2010-11 to 2014-15 with 500...

A third of Bangladeshis are food-deprived : study - New Age Bangladesh, 13 Decmber 2017

At least a third of people in Bangladesh are food deprived, revealed a new study released on Tuesday.The study, conducted jointly by BRAC University and Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, an international research partnership, said that one third people in the country consumed less than 1,800 kcal a day.

Crop diversification has positive impact on nutritional intake: Study - Daily Sun, 13 December 2017

Crop diversification helps increase the intake of nutritious food by giving households more options to choose from food items in the country, said a study released on Tuesday in the city, reports UNB.Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), an international research body and BRAC, a development organization, jointly conducted the study from 2010-11 to 2014-15 with 500...

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