The beginning of a dialogue: Responsive agriculture-nutrition research

Author : Samar Zuberi
Published Date : Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Workshop in Karachi asks how can agriculture improve nutritionHow can agriculture and food-related policies and interventions be better designed to improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and girls? Dialogue around this question was started at a workshop hosted by the Collective for Social Science Research / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) on 15 April in Karachi. The workshop brought together diverse stakeholders in agriculture and nutrition including...

Building shared ownership: Improving nutrition through agriculture

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh
Published Date : Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Gender inequalities, intersectoral engagement and improved dialogue between decision-making departments came out stronglyCandid and thought-provoking participation from agriculture and nutrition stakeholders marked the LANSA-MSSRF all-India stakeholder consultation organised at the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi on April 9. The event is a follow-up to the 23 interviews with stakeholders from different sectors that recorded perceptions of linkages and disconnects...

Political will key to improved nutrition

Author : Stuart Gillespie
Published Date : Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Stuart Gillespie talks about the importance of political willThe year 2013 saw a major step forward in global attention to nutrition. Several processes converged: the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement continued to drive the momentum, with 47 countries now having signed up; The Lancet released a new Maternal and Child Nutrition Series of four state-of-the-art evidence reviews; the “1,000 Days” advocacy movement succeeded in mainstreaming the concept in development discourse; and...

Can gender equity help tackle malnutrition?

Author : Parul Tyagi
Published Date : Monday, March 10, 2014
Parul Tyagi reflects on a new paper that explores the impact of women's agency on nutrition outcomes Improving agricultural productivity can be an effective way for developing countries to achieve economic growth and reduce poverty. However, can agricultural development translate into reductions in undernutrition? In Nepal—where agriculture is the major source of livelihood, and undernutrition continues to be a staggering problem for both children and women of reproductive...


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