LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing seminar held in Dhaka


The LANSA-BRAC knowledge sharing half-day seminar on ‘Nexus between Agriculture and Nutrition: Bangladesh Case’ was held on September 6, 2016 at the BRAC headquarters in Dhaka. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, Secretary of Agriculture was the chief guest and the session was chaired by Andrew Jenkins, Head of Impact Assessment Unit of BRACAbdul Bayes, Director of the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC and leads the LANSA-BRAC team in Bangladesh gave the welcome address.

Three presentations on LANSA research studies in Bangladesh were presented; also the Ministry of Agriculture initiated and IFPRI assisted project on Agriculture and Nutrition was presented to the audience.  

There were a series of presentations on LANSA work undertaken so far in Bangladesh and these include: 

- ‘Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions: A Case Study on Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato as Food Fortification Initiative in Bangladesh’ by Sirajul Islam, BRAC;

- ‘Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Project in Bangladesh: An Initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture’ by 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 Uttam Kumar Deb, LANSA.

Summary of the presentations can be found hereEach presentation was followed by an open discussion with the participants. A group discussion was also organised to deliberate on assessing capabilities of farming communities in achieving nutrition in Bangladesh. 

The event was graced by the Agricultural Secretary and Joint Secretary, Government of Bangladesh, as well as representatives from Health Ministry, also researchers. Bangladesh media was also present. Links to news coverage are below:

Market management crucial to lead the fight against under nutrition in Bangladesh.

Study suggests prioritising market management.

Date: 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

South Asia Focus

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