LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar held in Dhaka

The LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar on ‘Nexus between Agriculture and Nutrition: Bangladesh Case’ was held on 6 September 2016 at the BRAC headquarters in Dhaka. Three presentations on LANSA research studies were presented along with a Ministry of Agriculture initiated and IFPRI assisted project on Agriculture and Nutrition. Secretary of Agriculture Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah was the Chief Guest of the programme while the session was chaired by Andrew Jenkins, Head of Impact Assessment Unit of BRAC. Prof Abdul Bayes, Director of the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC gave the welcome address. Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions: A Case Study on Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato as Food Fortification Initiative in Bangladesh By Dr. Sirajul Islam, BRAC; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Project in Bangladesh: An Initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture By Dr. Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI; Normative Dimensions of Child Nutritional Wellbeing in Haor areas of Bangladesh (New research initiative) By Barnali Chakraborty, BRAC; Impact of Crop Diversification and Agricultural Policy Support on Dietary Diversity and Nutrition in Bangladesh By Dr. Uttam Kumar Deb, LANSA. Each presentation was followed by open discussion by the participants of the seminar. The presentations were followed by group discussion on assessing capabilities of farming communities in achieving nutrition. The seminar was widely covered by the local print and electronic media.

Report of the Seminar can be found here

Press coverage of the event:

English: The Independent, New Nation, The Daily Star, United News of Bangladesh (UNB)  

Bangla: Ittefaq, Jugantor, Samakal, Kaler Kontho, Janakantha, Bonik Barta, Prothom Alo, BanglaNews24

Zeenat Ahmed
Thursday, December 29, 2016

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