National Public Policy Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition

PRE PRESS RELEASE. India, July 27, 2016: Dear Journalist/Editors/Bureau Chief,

The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security, India (CFNS) and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), the lead institution of the research programme consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), are conducting a National Public Policy Consultation on agriculture-nutrition linkages that can lead to Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in India.

This national consultation will bring together key policymakers, development partners, and food and nutrition security experts to discuss how central and state governments and development partners can make agriculture more nutrition-sensitive to address the problem of high malnutrition and food insecurity in the country.

Dr Prakash Shetty, CEO, LANSA will talk about LANSA and Evidence from ongoing research in India followed by Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and Chair, The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS), will talk about Strategy for Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition.

There will be special address by:

Smt Maneka Gandhi, Hon’ble Minister of Women & Child Development (TBC

Dr K V Thomas, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (MP) & Chair (PAC)

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (TBC)

Shri S S Ahluwalia, Hon’ble Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (TBC)

Smt Leena Nair, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI

Mr. A K Srivastava, Secretary (Food Processing), GoI

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, DHR & DG, ICMR, GoI

Dr. T Mohapatra, Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR, GoI

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Registration & Lunch: 1.15 pm onwards

National Consultation: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue:Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi-110003 (Entry from gate number 1 on Lodhi Road)

Please RSVP to Ms Sangeetha Rajeesh, Research Uptake Manager & Communication Specialist, LANSA-MSSRF at [email protected] or SMS to 098410 51489

We would kindly request you to join the consultation and cover the event.

Please find attached the event agenda and invitation letter.

A booklet elucidating Prof M S Swaminathan’s thoughts on “A Farmer-led approach to achieving a malnutrition-free India” is enclosed as a background to the consultation.  

News published date: 

Monday, September 5, 2016

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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