National Public Policy Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in India
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
, the lead institution of the research programme consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) along with the Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS) has organised a National Public Policy Consultation on agriculture-nutrition linkages to promote Sustainable Food and Nutrition
Security in India.
The event takes place on July 29, 2016 at New Delhi, and will bring together key policy-makers, policy influencers, development partners, food and
nutrition security experts to deliberate how central and state governments also development partners can make agriculture more nutrition-sensitive to address the problem of
high undernutrition in the country.
LANSA 'gender-nutrition' e-discussion on FAO's FSNForum
Register and participate in our global discussion online starting June 27!
Read the LANSA blog on what the
benefits, challenges and trade-offs
are for nutritional outcomes through
women empowerment in agriculture
. Tell LANSA how we can transform
in agriculture by recognising women's work and the implication on her well-being and
Nutrition stakeholders in India participate in LANSA workshop
The 'Value Chains for Nutrition' workshop on June 28 at Centre for Study of Social Change, Bandra East, Mumbai will have over 20 stakeholders from government agencies, academia, the non-government and private sectors participate. Attendees will discuss the findings of a LANSA-funded qualitative study conducted in villages in Wardha District, Maharashtra aimed at identifying barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption. For details,see agenda
LANSA researchers participate in ANH Academy Conference, Addis Ababa
Rohit Parasar, Giacomo Zanello and Mehroosh Tak will present at Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week in the 'Markets, Value Chains and Nutrition' session on June 24. Their blogposts are now online on ANH website. Haris Gazdar will make the keynote speech 'Making Nutrition Digestible: Conversations across tables' on June 23.The goal of the Conference is to facilitate learning and sharing among the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
To know more on what LANSA will present, read our blogs:
Studying food distribution in India through a value-chain lens
Buy or Make? Farm production diversity, market food availability and diet diversity in Afghanistan
Debating the role of agricultural production and markets for nutrition