LANSA is made up of six organisations. We are working together to find out how agriculture and agri-foodsystems can be better designed to improve nutrition

Our research partnership is made up of six organisations. Based in India, the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation leads the Consortium. Other partners are listed below. Our work is funded by the UK Government.

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)  

Based in India, MSSRF leads the LANSA consortium.

Professor M S Swaminathan set up MSSRF using the proceeds from the World Food Prize, in 1988. MSSRF’s vision is to harness science and technology for equitable and sustainable development. Find out more...


BRAC leads on LANSA’s research in Bangladesh, and engages key stakeholders in the process.

Ranked top NGO in the world by the Global Journal (2013), BRAC has an excellent track record on impact, sustainability and innovation. Find out more...

Collective for Social Science (CSSR)      

CSSR is conducting a series of research studies in Pakistan, and leads research uptake activities in the country.

CSSR conducts high quality research to inform debate on social, political and economic issues and policies. Find out more...

Institute of Development Studies (IDS) 

IDS leads on the agri-food value chains research and international research uptake.

A leading international development research charity, IDS was ranked the best university affiliated think tank in the UK, and the third best globally (2012 Global GoTo Think Tank Index). Find out more...

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)  

IFPRI leads on enabling environment research, and provides research direction to the programme.

IFPRI is at the forefront of debates on how to leverage agriculture for improved nutrition and health outcomes. Find out more...

Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH

LCIRAH co-leads two of LANSA’s research themes and contributes to capacity building.

The aim of LCIRAH is to better address the complex global issues surrounding the need to provide nutritious food to nine billion people by 2050. Find out more...

Department for International Development (DFID)   

The UK government funds the LANSA Research Programme Consortium.

The aim of DFID is to end extreme poverty. DFID has made eliminating undernutrition a key plank of their poverty reduction strategy. Find out more...

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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