Stakeholder Engagement Events
LANSA work shared at International Conference on‘Women's work in rural economies' in Kerala
The Foundation for Agrarian Studies organised an International Conference on ‘Women’s Work in Rural Economies’ between November 30 and December 2, 2018, in Vayalar, Kerala. Nitya Rao, Gender lead, LANSA shared  research on Gendered Time, Seasonality and Nutrition: Insights from Two Indian Districts in the session on ‘Women’s work in agriculture’.
LANSA research presented at IITB-APAARI-NABARD Workshop, IIT Bombay
Workshop on Agriculture & the Imperatives of Food & Nutrition Security jointly organised by IITB, APAARI and NABARD was held at IIT Bombay on December 6, 2018. Dr. R.V. Bhavani, Programme Manager, LANSA shared  research findings in the session titled ‘Crop Diversity and Nutrition Initiatives at MSSRF, India’.
LANSA research presented at GEIS 2018, Australia
The Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018 (GEIS) was held in Melbourne, Australia from October 22-24, 2018. Sangeetha Rajeesh , Research Uptake & Communications Manager, LANSA RPC presented ‘Towards evidence-based change: Conceptualising research uptake in nutrition-sensitive agriculture science-policy interface’.
LANSA work shared at roundtable on policy, politics and impact, Bangkok
UN Women and Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) jointly hosted ‘Recognising the Rights of Women Agricultural Workers in South Asia: Roundtable on Policy, Politics and Impact’ in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. Nitya Rao , Gender lead, and Haris Gazdar Pakistan Lead sharedWomen’s Work in Agriculture and Nutrition  : Insights from LANSA in South Asia. Read full report here.
LANSA symposium at NSI dedicated to Dr. Prakash Shetty, CEO-LANSA
At the Golden Jubilee Conference of Nutrition Society of India held in Hyderabad from November 15-17, LANSA dedicated the ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition’ symposium to the memory of Dr. Prakash Shetty , CEO-LANSA. The symposium was chaired by Dr. Madhura Swaminathan , Chairperson, MSSRF and Chair, LANSA Consortium Steering Group.Dr. Brinda Viswanathan, Professor, Madras School of Economics and LANSA researcher shared research findings on Enabling...
LANSA at SDG-Conference 'Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact'
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) organised the SDG conference 'Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for Impact' on August 30-31 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Sangeetha Rajeesh, Research Uptake and Communications Manager, LANSA-MSSRF presented  a poster and was a panelist at the Foresight4food session on the 'Science and Politics of Exploring the Future for Anticipatory Governance'.
LANSA at SDG Policy Dialogue
Policy Dialogue on ‘Unlocking the Potential of Regional Cooperation in South Asia for achieving Sustainable Development Goals: The Way Forward' was organised by UNESCAP, SACEPS and RIS on October 6, 2018 in New Delhi. R.V. Bhavani , Programme Manager, LANSA shared  research findings from LANSA in the session Regional Cooperation in Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition.
LANSA represented at SAFANSI Roundtable, Sri Lanka
The SAFANSI Roundtable on ‘Putting the Lens on the Consumer in Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems in South Asia’ was held between June 25 and 26, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. R V Bhavani, LANSA’s Programme Manager, moderated the session on ‘How are different sectors working together to create demand for nutritious food?’ with active participation from Ministry of Health, Maldives, Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GloPan...
LANSA @ANH Academy Conference 2018, Ghana
LANSA hosted a ‘science-to-policy’ plenary session at the 3 rd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week held in Accra, Ghana on June 28. Research under LANSA was also shared with wide audiences via oral and poster presentations during the Conference Also, a research-to-policy uptakecommunications learning lab was co-hosted by LANSA.
LANSA Research in Afghanistan shared with multi-sectoral stakeholders
On July 8 and 9, Ecology & Conservation Organisation of Afghanistan (ECOA) along with LANSA organised a two-day workshop on the outcomes of LANSA research in Bamyan, Afghanistan. Nigel Poole, LANSA’s lead on Afghanistan presented on ‘Food choice: Sectoral interventions to improve dietary diversity’ to further discussed agricultural policies and challenges in policymaking in Afghanistan. Read full report here.


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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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