Capacity building workshop on Optifood held in Dhaka

Author : Zeenat Ahmed
Published Date : Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A five-day capacity building workshop on ‘Optifood’ tool was organised jointly by LANSA, BRAC and ‘Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition’ project of Helen Keller International (HKI/FAARM) during 24-28 April 2016 at the HKI Bangladesh office.Optifood is a software programme that uses linear programming and mathematical optimisation to generate and test diets (i.e. the lowest cost, nutritionally best diet) for specific populations. It is an innovative...

Aiming research to influence policy process

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh and Christy Raja E
Published Date : Monday, February 29, 2016
The LANSA ‘Research-to-Policy’ consultation brought together a varied set of agriculture-nutrition stakeholders to discuss research evidence under the programme in India. The event took place at MSSRF, Chennai on February 24, witnessing officials from Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department, Department of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), representations from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), IamWarm project, and several agriculture...

Sprouting of School Nutrition Gardens in FSN Study villages

Author : Bhavani R V
Published Date : Monday, January 11, 2016
MSSRF is leading an action research study in Koraput and Wardha districts to demonstrate feasibility of a Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) approach to address nutrition maladies. The study commenced with baseline surveys in 2013-14, on-farm demonstrations and sensitizing the village community on addressing nutritional deficiencies through a farming systems approach. Following assessment of the resource endowment and nutrition status of households, pro-nutrition agriculture interventions have...

Meeting of minds: agri-nutrition stakeholders prioritize nutrition for India

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh
Published Date : Monday, November 30, 2015
MSSRF, the lead partner for the LANSA research programme, organised two agri-nutrition knowledge exchange roundtable dialogues in November 2015 at Mumbai and Bhubaneshwar titled ‘Tackling Undernutrition in India’.The purpose of the dialogues was to appreciate the benefits of linking together agriculture and nutrition stakeholders in the Indian policy environment. LANSA was looking to facilitate a space for stakeholders to recognise that their participation beyond the...

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