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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...

Homegrown veggies keep village women healthy- Times of India, March 25, 2015

NAGPUR: Almost 50% of women in Borgaon Gondi, a tribal village in Wardha district, are anaemic. This is not because of poverty or non-availability of nutritious food. Most farmers in the village own 2-5 acres land except a few who own above 50 acres. It is sheer ignorance about what to eat and the general neglect of women and children that are the main causes.However, there is hope for them....

शेतक-याला जगवण्यासाठी सामूहिक परसबाग संजीवनी- Divya Marathi, March 26, 2015

नागपूर- पश्चिम विदर्भात सर्वाधिक शेतकरी आत्महत्या झाल्या. त्यातही वर्धा, यवतमाळ हे दोन जिल्हे शेतकरी आत्महत्याग्रस्त जिल्हे म्हणून ओळखले जातात. पुरेसा पोषण आहार मिळणे हेही आत्महत्येचे कारण असल्याचे एम. एस. स्वामीनाथन संशोधन प्रतिष्ठानच्या लक्षात आले. प्रतिष्ठानने वर्धा जिल्ह्यातील सहेली, विटपूर, सुसुंद, हेटी बोरगाव या पाच तालुक्यांत त्या दिशेने काम सुरू केले. त्याचे सकारात्मक दृष्य परिणाम आता...

Odisha to support FSN intervention- Odisha Channel, November 18, 2014

Bhubaneswar: R. S. Gopalan, Director Agriculture, Government of Odisha has promised to offer full support for Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) intervention in Odisha.While expressing happiness over the research data presented so far by MSSRF researchers working under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme, Gopalan said that the State Government will provide...

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation hosts Nutrition Week- Wordpress.com, September 12, 2014

Chennai: MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai in collaboration with LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) hosted nutrition week from September 1-7 as a part of the National Nutrition Week celebrations. LANSA is an international research consortium headed by MSSRF. The other partners in the research program include Collective on Social Science Research in Pakistan...

‘Nutrition Farming’ will reduce malnutrition: Swaminathan- Odisha Sun Times, December 23, 2013

Bhubaneswar: Government is all set to address the ever-rising malnutrition problems by embarking upon improved agricultural interventions like Nutritional farming and Pulse village programs etc, in the country including Odisha.This was revealed by eminent scientist Dr MS Swaminathan during  a consultation workshop on ‘Farming system for Nutrition’ held in OUAT campus here on...

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