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 an 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


Join the LANSA IDS Bulletin launch live on February 7

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. The forthcoming issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area developed under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme underway in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Find out more here

NITI Aayog and LANSA seek better agriculture-nutrition linkages in India

A high-level multi-sectoral one-day round-table on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition’ was hosted jointly by NITI Aayog and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research programme in Delhi on January 30 to discuss the nutritional dimension in agricultural policies and programme in India. Read full news here

LANSA-BRAC organised a knowledge-sharing event in Dhaka

Research on Agriculture-Nutrition linkages in Bangladesh undertaken by BRAC and IFPRI under the LANSA programme was presented at a half-day Seminar on December 12, 2017 at Dhaka.

LANSA research in Bangladesh presented at Policy Dialogue

Abdul Bayes presented LANSA findings at GloPAN Policy Brief launch cum Dialogue jointly organised by BRAC, GAIN, IFPRI and PHFI in November. The high-level roundtable will inform development of a strategic action plan for the SouthAsian Policy Leadership for Improved Nutrition and Growth.

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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