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Awareness is Empowerment for Women-INFODEA, March 17, 2017

During a special address on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai recently, V Amuthvalli, Director of Social Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu pointed out women will be empowered only when she is aware of her rights.

What women do-TNS, March 12, 2017

We use the word ‘right’ a lot, but it is a haloed and distant term. In many languages it invokes truth — an aura of goodness and an assuring feeling of timelessness. A nation has the right to self-determination, an individual has the right to her or his conscience, and a child has the right to education.A nation can be hundreds or thousands of years old, and might have always...

International Women’s Day celebration at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation- All India Radio, March 13, 2017

On March 10, 2017 LANSA at MSSRF conducted a seminar-discussion on what action would bring desired change for women involved in agriculture in India.According to FAO, half the world’s farmers are women, and in South Asia women are involved in almost all stages of the agricultural process. Agriculture is the main livelihood for a majority of rural families in India, and does have a huge...

Odisha Environment Congress to start from tomorrow at Bhubaneswar-, December 19, 2016

The 7th Odisha Environment Congress (OEC) will start on 20th December 2016 at 10 AM and will continue till 5 PM of 22nd December 2016. The main venue of the OEC is IMMT, Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar. There will be a parallel Environment Congress of children.The Children Environment Congress will be held at Xavier University, Harirajpur, Jatani, Bhubaneswar. Senior Ministers in Government of Odisha...

Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions- Food Security Portal, November 17, 2016

India has the largest number of undernourished people globally including a 40 percent stunting rate in many states. Efforts addressing undernutrition in developing countries have predominantly focused on boosting production and consumption of nutritious foods by farm households. However, it is increasingly recognised that a majority of the poor derive some or all of their food through markets....

Using qualitative methods to study value chains for nutrition in rural India- A4NH CIGAR, August 10, 2016

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, we speak to Sarah Kehoe (Senior Research Fellow at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK) about her study on value chains for nutrition in rural India. The study was funded by the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research consortium of which A4NH and IFPRI are partners. In this interview,...

NUTRITION - Small investments can make a huge impact

Bangladesh has made great strides in many areas, including poverty eradication and life expectancy. There are still many opportunities for investments that improve the nation's future and transform lives.

LANSA AREU stakeholder consultation in Kabul, Afghanistan - TOLO news, April 25, 2016

The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) and the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) research in Afghanistan is on the conduct of a mapping exercise of both agriculture and nutrition stakeholders and policies.

Leveraging agriculture for nutrition- Financial Express, March 25, 2016

"The agriculture sector and wider agri-food system are considered to be central to sustained progress in reducing under-nutrition and yet not enough is known about how to unleash this potential", argued some eminent economists from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Stuart Gillespie, Mara van den Bold, Judith Hodge...

Forum on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health at MSSRF- Tamil Nadu Central, September 13, 2015

Chennai: Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), an International Research Consortium Programme, led by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, is organising a Public Forum on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health’ at MSSRF in Taramani, Chennai. Dr Prakash Shetty, CEO LANSA, will introduce the LANSA programme, and LANSA’s Research Directors, Dr...


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