LANSA announces four successful policy related research bids

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) announces four successful research grants that will contribute to LANSA’s enabling environments research theme. The winning bids are from the Public Health Foundation of India, OKAPI, School of International Development - UEA and University of Southampton.  

“I am delighted with the high quality of the four winning proposals. They will help to improve our understanding of how to develop enabling environments for agriculture and agri-food systems to effectively play their part in addressing undernutrition”, explained LANSA’s Co-Research Director, Stuart Gillespie. “Our consultations with stakeholders in the region informed our policy related research priorities, so we fully expect there to be lots of interest in the research findings generated by these projects.”

LANSA is led by MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, and its partners include BRAC, Collective for Social Science Research, the Institute of Development Studies, International Food Policy Research Institute and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. The consortium is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development.

The research priorities outlined in the call for proposals were generated by stakeholders, in consultations held in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in April 2014. The Call for Proposals announced at the end of April attracted 94 bids from across the region.

The successful research proposals are:

The research projects are all set to get underway later in 2014. Updates about the ongoing research and research outputs will be posted on LANSA’s website.

For more information about LANSA contact Sangeetha Rajeesh at [email protected]

7 November 2014

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

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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