LANSA in Media

Timely announcement of MSP for pulses required prior to sowing, July 1, 2017

The timely announcement of minimum support price (MSP) for pulses prior to the sowing season is of great importance. Announcement of the MSP for pulses, ideally in June-July, can have a significant impact on farmers’ choice of crops.

Women workers and their plight - The Financial Express, July 20, 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

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. 

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. The rationale of such a project could cause a surprise as rapid growth in food production, especially of cereals, in this region should have invariably led to an improvement in nutritional status....

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...

On Health and Nutrition - The Financial Express, 14 February 2017

A conference titled 'Delivering for Success at Scale' was recently held in Dhaka. Jointly organised by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (iccdr.b), and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). The meeting was a product of the longstanding partnership between icddr.b, IDS and BRAC. In fact, the trio...

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...


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