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LANSA-MSSRF India national policy meet endorsed urgency to tackle undernutrition
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) , lead institution of the research programme consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) in collaboration with Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS) organised a National Public Policy Consultation on 'Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in India' on July 29, 2016 in New Delhi.The high-level consultation brought together several dignitaries representing key policy-makers,...
LANSA has its first stakeholder event in Afghanistan
Stakeholders are critical to the success of LANSA’s research programme and thus in collaboration with Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), LANSA facilitated a knowledge-sharing multi-sectoral stakeholder event in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25. The consultation was a half-day dialogue with LANSA research and stakeholder interview summaries presented to key agri-nutrition stakeholders in Afghanistan. The event was widely attended with participation from Kabul and four...
LANSA celebrated International Women's Day
LANSA organised a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter on the 2016 theme 'gender equality' on March 8 using #IWD2016 to recognise women's work in agriculture and the impact on nutrition. The messages were from LANSA's research evidence on gender-related studies in the context of agriculture-nutrition in South Asia. The aim of the campaign was to create awareness to resonate with the overall theme of 'gender equality'.For key messages from LANSA evidence: view...
Awareness campaign at Wardha villages for World Toilet Day
Unhygienic defecation practice could eventually lead to communicable diseases like Diarrhea and other illness, and could even result in death.On World Toilet Day November 19, to create awareness on the 2015 UN theme - 'Toilet and Nutrition', LANSA MSSRF team at Wardha organised an awareness campaign in the Farming System for Nutrition study villages. The objective of the campaign was to create awareness on construction and use of toilets in...
LANSA's online campaign for U N World Food Day 2015
To commemorate the 2015 U N World Food Day, on October 16, LANSA research uptake ran a series of key messages on its social media channels, and researchers wrote blog posts to underline the important role social protection plays in reducing chronic food insecurity and poverty. 4 LANSA blogs on Social Protection and Agriculture in South Asia   The 2015 theme: Social Protection and Agriculture - breaking the cycle of rural poverty - resonated well with the LANSA...
LANSA-MSSRF showcase research work at NSI Conference in India
Researchers from the LANSA-MSSRF team participated in the Nutrition Society of India's 47th Annual National Conference at National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India, on October 9 and 10. With the Conference theme - 'Link between Nutrition and Agriculture: the Connect and the Disconnect' so close to LANSA's work in South Asia, MSSRF-LANSA not only presented two research study poster-presentations during the national conference, but...
LANSA Public Forum: ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health’
September 14, 2015 at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India - a reportLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) organised a Public Forum at MSSRF Chennai, India to build awareness on how agriculture has a reflection on nutrition and health, especially in the case of women and children, in the South Asia region. The topic for discussion ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health’ saw many eminent speakers from around the world participate.What...
LANSA celebrates National Nutrition Week with village community
National Nutrition Week is celebrated every year from September 1 to 7 in India. The main objective of this campaign is to create awareness on the importance of nutrition for health which has far reaching implications on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. The theme for National Nutrition Week 2015 was ‘Better Nutrition: Key to Development’.Programmes were conducted in schools and Anganwadi...
LANSA Public Forum at MSSRF on September 14
 Join implementers, donors, and researchers from the agriculture, nutrition and health sectors; share new ideas and network! The Public Forum on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health’ on September 14, 2015 aims to build awareness on how agriculture has a reflection on nutrition and health, particularly in the South Asia region. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai is hosting the discussion.Prakash Shetty, CEO LANSA, will introduce the...
Media - an important stakeholder
Research Uptake organised a media interaction on March 24, 2015 for journalists based at Nagpur and in Wardha district. Around 15 district and state correspondents registered.After a briefing on LANSA's research priorities and on the Farming System for Nutrition study underway in Wardha, journalists were taken on a field trip to witness first-hand how agricultural interventions on the ground could impact the nutrition status of the...

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