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?

AGRI-FOOD POLICIES AND MARKETS

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

LANSA News

LANSA PARTICIPATED IN SAFANSI ROUNDTABLE EVENT

On September 7 and 8 in Kathmandu, Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA-MSSRF presented Insights from the Farming System for a Nutrition Study in India while Noorulain Masood, Director - Research to Action study under LANSA presented how agricultural workers lead research on women's work and nutrition in Pakistan.

LANSA SHARES RESEARCH UPTAKE STRATEGIES AT ICRD, BERN

The International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) was from September 5 to 8 in Bern, Switzerland and LANSA’s Research Uptake Manager, Sangeetha Rajeesh, hosted a session on a range of policy uptake and influencing practice methods used by LANSA Consortium in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

LANSA CELEBRATES NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK IN INDIA

The 2017 theme was ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’ and MSSRF-LANSA research and uptake teams organised a social media outreach campaign between September 1 and 7 to share messages arising out of LANSA’s nutrition research in India. Read DJ Nithya, Nutritionist, LANSA-MSSRF blog series on Bioavailability of Nutrients for details.

GENDER RESEARCH FROM INDIA SHOWCASED AT NATIONAL POLICY CONSULTATION, NEW DELHI

National Commission for Women (NCW) in partnership with MAKAAM and UN Women organised a national consultation on 'Realising Rights of Women Farmers: Developing a Roadmap for Action' to discuss key concerns and rights of women farmers onAugust 29 and 30 in New Delhi, India. LANSA research from MSSRF-led studies on gender and nutrition in India highlighted the work burden on women farmers and implications on female nutrition, also the well-being on the farm families were presented to key policy-makers and policy influencers.

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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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