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 a new 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


Karnataka Government invites LANSA to discuss linking agriculture, nutrition and health

A meeting was organised by the additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner of Karnataka on June 22, 2017 at Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru to discuss and introducing nutri and climate smart millets in the Public Distribution System. Dr. R V Bhavani presented ongoing LANSA research also explaining Introduction of Millets in PDS

LANSA presentations at the TAAS-IFPRI National Conference on SDG

The TAAS- IFPRI National Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Preparedness and Role of Indian Agriculture was held on May 11 and 12 in New Delhi. The purpose of the event was to attempt to document existing state of poverty, hunger, malnourishment, natural resource degradation and climate risks. There were nine Technical Sessions and a Poster Session, and MSSRF showcased three poster presentations, and one oral presentation based on ongoing work under LANSA. Read blog here

LANSA discusses the impact of markets on nutrition

A two-day online discussion on April 25 and 26 hosted by LANSA allowed for a better understanding of value chains as critical to establishing effective connections between agriculture and nutrition. LANSA shared research from South Asia, and explored effective ways to enhance access to nutritious food by the poor, while examining the entire food chain from a value chain perspective. Read Summary here

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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