Affecting change in fragile countries is more art, than science

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describes persistent fragility as occurring in areas or regions that are “in protracted crisis” (pdf) and characterised by recurrent natural disasters, conflict, persistent food crisis, a breakdown of livelihoods and/or insufficient institutional capacity to respond to the various crises. 

Bringing the spotlight on women agriculture workers and their nutrition condition

LANSA successfully hosts South Asia policy dialogue at ANH Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal

On July 12, the plenary session hosted by LANSA at the 2nd Agriculture, Nutrition, Health (ANH) Academy Week and Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, brought together researchers, policymakers and policy influencers to discuss ‘Improving Nutrition Through Recognising, Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Women Agricultural Workers in South Asian countries’.

Plugging the gaps between farm and fork

Nutrition has been an increasing concern in Pakistan for almost half a decade. The release of the 2011 National Nutrition Survey showed no improvement in nutrition indicators in decades, and highlighted alarming rates of undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. These results alongside a strong international push to re-focus on nutrition have succeeded in placing nutrition higher on the policy agenda within Pakistan.

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