LANSA in Media

Women workers and their plight - The Financial Express, July 17, 2017

Recognition of women's work in agriculture, with an eye on the prevailing disparity in wages and in accessing agricultural inputs, should be discussed in the national parliament threadbare and polices have to be drawn up to do the needful, writes Abdul Bayes

A commitment to achieving the goal of zero hunger

Civil society organisations, government representatives, scientists and scholars discussed approaches for a hunger-free India at a programme organised by the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission and UNICEF, Chennai. A look at what transpired

Bangladesh paradox: Malnutrition amid food self-sufficiency - The Financial Express, May 27, 2017

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), a research project funded by DFID, aims at establishing a linkage between agriculture and nutritional improvement in South Asian countries.

Need for timely announcement of support prices for pulses: Study-TOI, June 25, 2017

India faces a pulses deficit of about six million tonnes and there is low per capita consumption - below 40 grams per day-- as recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research. 

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....

Nutrition—lessons from Indian experience - The Financial Express, October 24, 2016

In the realm of research on nutrition-agriculture linkages, we tend to forget, more often than not, that national policies are more important than household-level attempts at raising income or diversifying cropping patterns or composition of crop outputs. In many countries like India - particularly Kerala and Tamil Nadu states - and Sri Lanka, the national governments or the state governments...


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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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