Stakeholder Engagement Events
Wardha District Collector meets with MSSRF-LANSA researchers
 Research evidence from the Farming System for Nutrition feasibility study undertaken in Wardha distrct by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation was presented to Shailesh Nawal, District Collector and Ajay Gulhane, CEO, Zilla Parishad, on March 12 at the Collector’s Office in Wardha. Several positive points came out from this meeting. The District Collector noted that nutrition gardens could be promoted at Public Health Centres (PHCs), and also suggested having a model...
MSSRF-LANSA researchers share FSN evidence with Odisha Government
 The Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) approach is a feasibility study undertaken in Koraput District, Odisha, and Wardha District in Maharashtra. This is part of research under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme consortium led by M S Swaminthan Research Foundation (MSSRF). On March 20, 2018, research evidence from the FSN study in Koraput was shared with the Planning & Convergence Department, Government of Odisha, and this was followed by an...
LANSA-BRAC research dissemination event
A half-day seminar on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in Bangladesh’ was held on 12 December 2017 at the BRAC centre in Dhaka. Findings from three LANSA-BRAC studies and one IFPRI-Bangladesh study were presented at the seminar.  Secretary of Ministry of Food, Md. Kaykobad Hossain was the chief guest on the occasion while Joint Secretary Balai Krishna Hazra represented Ministry of Agriculture as the special guest. The seminar was attended by 87 participants including...
LANSA in PHFI-PBC International Conference on Environmental Health
International conference of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Pacific Basin Consortium (PBC) on Environmental Health was from November 14-16, in Delhi. LANSA CEO Prakash Shettyshared ‘Integrating nutritional objectives in achieving food security’ and Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA, MSSRF presented a ‘farming systems approach to food and nutrition security’.
LANSA experience shared at Asia and the Pacific Symposium
Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition was held on November 10-11, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prakash Shetty, CEO, LANSA spoke on ‘Innovative partnerships for ending food and nutrition insecurity’ and Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA, MSSRF presented ‘A Farming System for Nutrition design for sustainable and healthy diets: The LANSA experience’.
LANSA Online discussion on FAO'S FSN Forum
LANSA organised a three-week e-discussion on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition from October 23 till November 10. The topic was Sustainable Farming System for Food and Nutrition Security,which provided opportunity to showcase experiences and on-going research from low and middle-income countries on the links between agriculture, nutrition and the environment.  Read the discussion summary here.
LANSA participated in SAFANSI roundtable event
On September 7 and 8 in Kathmandu, Bhavani RV, Project Manager, LANSA-MSSRF presented Insights from the Farming System for a Nutrition Study in India whileNoorulain Masood, Director - Research to Action study under LANSA presented how agricultural workers lead research on women's work and nutrition in Pakistan.
LANSA shares research uptake strategies at ICRD, Bern
The International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) was from September 5 to 8 in Bern, Switzerland and LANSA’s Research Uptake Manager, Sangeetha Rajeesh, hosted a session on a range of policy uptake and influencing practice methods used by LANSA Consortium in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.  
LANSA celebrates National Nutrition Week in India
The 2017 theme was ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’ and MSSRF-LANSA research and uptake teams organised a social media outreach campaign between September 1 and 7 to share messages arising out of LANSA’s nutrition research in India. Read DJ Nithya, Nutritionist, LANSA-MSSRF blog series onBioavailability of Nutrients for details.
Gender Research from India showcased at National Policy Consultation, New Delhi
National Commission for Women (NCW) in partnership with MAKAAM and UN Women organised a national consultation on 'Realising Rights of Women Farmers: Developing a Roadmap for Action' to discuss key concerns and rights of women farmers on August 29 and 30 in New Delhi, India. LANSA research from MSSRF-led studies on gender and nutrition in India highlighted the work burden on women farmers and implications on female nutrition, also the well-being on the farm...


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