Stakeholder Engagement Events
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...
International Women's Day commemorated
LANSA - MSSRF observed International Women’s Day on March 6 with a Seminar on‘Gender and Nutrition’. Dr Swarna Vepa made a presentation on 'Women’s agency and Nutritional outcomes'. The analysis based on District Level Household Survey (DLHS) 2002-04 data examins the association of aspects of women’s agency like work participation and education level, and its impact on nutritional status of...
LANSA’s first South Asia region e-dialogue!
Over 150 agriculture and nutrition stakeholders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan registered for the eventA three-day online interaction from February 24 – 26, 2015 was hosted by LANSA on the IDS Eldis Community platform. Over 150 stakeholders from South Asia region registered to participate in the dialogue. 60+ from India, 40+ from Pakistan and the remaining where from Bangladesh, with a few from Afghanistan.This was the first time LANSA witnessed...
Stakeholders engaged with LANSA from the outset
Periodic engagement with multiple stakeholders to leverage feedback and partnerships is nascent to the FSN studyFrom the very inception of Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) Study, continuous effort has been made to engage with stakeholders. At both Koraput and Wardha, Technology Platforms and Stakeholder Engagement Consultations are organised at State, District and community levels to encourage understanding of the study as well as leverage valuable inputs from participants. Events...
Workshop on 'Using Optifood Tool for Diet Analysis'
A three day workshop on Optifood Tool was conducted by MSSRF with LCIRAH on October 8 - 10, 2014. About 15 participants from various Food Science and Nutrition Colleges, National Institute of Nutrition, UNICEF and staffs from MSSRF attended the workshop.Elaine Ferguson from LCIRAH conducted the workshop. Optifood tool is software developed using linear programming by World Health Organization (WHO), that can be used to develop population specific food-based recommendations, rapid diet...

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