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Study links varied agricultural production to dietary diversity - The Financial Express, September 6, 2016

Diversified agricultural production contributes to enhanced dietary diversity to help improve the nutritional outcome by reducing the level of malnutrition in the country, a study has revealed.The nutritional condition of the families who produce other non-cereal agricultural crops like vegetables and fish, meat and poultry alongside food grains despite having a same level of income like of that...

Market management crucial to lead the fight against under nutrition in Bangladesh, September 6, 2016

Research findings from LANSA-BRAC examines the relation of agriculture and nutrition.Bangladesh achieved remarkable success in alleviating poverty but lags in the field of nutrition. Presently, 7.3 million children under the age of five are stunted while 2.9 million children are undernourished. To overcome this, experts are stressing on the diversity of agricultural production and agri-food value...

পুষ্টি সমস্যার সমাধানে ‘অরেঞ্জড ফ্লেসড’ মিষ্টি আলু - BanglaNews24, September 6, 2016

ঢাকাঃ দারিদ্র হ্রাসসহ বিভিন্ন খাতে বাংলাদেশের অসামান্য অগ্রগতি অর্জিত হলেও পুস্টিখাতের অগ্রগতি খুবই নাজুক। এ অবস্থা থেকে উত্তরনের উপায় হতে পারে ‘অরেঞ্জড ফ্লেসড’ মিষ্টি আলুর চাষ ও ব্যাবহার। বেসরকারি উন্নয়ন সংস্থা ব্র্যাকের গবেষণায় এ তথ্য জানা গেছে।

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 - The Daily Star, August 3, 2016

Bjorn Lomborg. 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.Recently, a high-level team of prominent Bangladeshi development and economics leaders and a Nobel Laureate in Economics identified a prioritised list of such opportunities....

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.

Policy changes for nutritional improvement - The Financial Express, April 16, 2016

Abdul Bayes. Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) is a multi-country engagement of research in establishing the nexus between agriculture and nutrition. Funded mainly by the British Department for International Development (DFID), the research project produced a number of insightful policy prescriptions on nutritional improvement - much needed for alleviation of malnutrition...

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

Abdul Bayes. "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,...

From poverty in plenty to malnutrition - The Financial Express, October 31, 2015

Abdul Bayes. The writer of this article had the privilege of participating in an important discussion on nutritional status in South Asia and the doable. Once the main malady afflicting the region was poverty in plenty; now it is malnutrition. While countries of this region take pride in agricultural performance, especially in boosting food production, they stand relatively pale in...

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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