SYNTHESIS OF LANSA RESEARCH IN BANGLADESH: A REPORT

Malnutrition is a major public health problem across Bangladesh. While, the potential of agriculture in improving people’s diets and thereby nutrition outcomes is understood, policy instruments or strategies in this direction have traditionally been uncoordinated because of insufficient evidence on the intersection between agriculture and nutrition. The LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) research programme tried to address this knowledge gap.

Bangladesh: Country synthesis brief

Bangladesh has taken initiative to address the undernutrition situation by strengthening linkages with agriculture, but rigorous scientific evidence is needed across geographical settings. The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research programme consortium aims to enhance the impact of agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in Bangladesh.

School Nutrition Programme, Bangladesh: WFP-BRAC Initiative

High rates of malnutrition in children, adolescents and women are a major concern in Bangladesh. World Food Programme (WFP) and BRAC initiated a school feeding programme in 2012 targeting children from poor households. This case study was conducted in Islampur upazila in Jamalpur district where micronutrient deficiencies are widespread. The objectives of the study were to understand the value chain of the school feeding programme, the role of the different actors, and its potential for impact. 

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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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