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Interview with LANSA-MSSRF Nutrition Scientist DJ Nithya by SPANDAN

Dr D J Nithya, Nutrition Scientist at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and works with the LANSA Consortium. She was invited to give an interview on dietary diversity and nutrition-sensitive agriculture in India by SPANDAN (System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition) network. The full interview is available here.

LANSA research from FSN presented at NASI conference in India

National Conference on Technological Empowerment of Women commemorating the International Women’s Day was held on March 8, 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. This was organised by The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). Special Address at the conference was given by Prof. M S Swaminathan, Chairman, Advisory Committee; Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and  Climate Change, Government of India gave the Inaugural Address.

Dr. Nitya Rao, LANSA's Gender cross-cut lead and Professor of Gender & Development at University of East Anglia, UK, spoke on LANSA research from India on ‘Women in Agriculture and Nutrition: Prospects and challenges for gender equality’ during the conference session on Agriculture, Nutrition, Food Security. Her presentation was based on insights from Farming System for Nutrition study undertaken in Koraput (Odisha) and Wardha (Maharashtra). She ended her presentation with policy priorities for Women working in Agriculture in India.

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, Bangaldesh, India and Pakistan.

The IDS Bulletin aims to analyse existing (or potential) agri-food value chain pathways for delivering nutritious foods from agriculture to vulnerable populations in South Asia, and discusses the role of both public and private actors in making these value chains more effective in achieving sustained increased consumption of nutrient-rich foods.

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