Nitya Rao puts spotlight on gender for LANSA

Author : Nitya Rao
Published Date : Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Nitya Rao explains why she joined LANSAI joined the LANSA team with the hope that I could contribute in a meaningful way to the research agenda. I would like to help ask and perhaps answer some of the critical questions around the persistent enigma of agricultural production alongside severe malnutrition in some of the poorest parts of south Asia. This question cannot be explained in technical or linear ways, but needs to be grounded in people’s lives, in social and gender identities that...

Professor Swaminathan receives nutrition award

Author : Julia Powell
Published Date : Thursday, October 31, 2013
Chair of LANSA’s advisory group, Professor MS Swaminathan, receives recognition for his pioneering work on food security and nutrition.At the 20th International Congress of Nutrition held in Granada in September 2013, Professor Swaminathan was awarded the prestigious ‘Living Legend of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences’. The award acknowledges Professor Swaminathan's "outstanding research, development of nutritional sciences, national recognition, and...

Can the odds be overcome in Pakistan?

Author : Lawrence Haddad
Published Date : Monday, October 7, 2013
Lawrence Haddad comments on the extraordinary malnutrition rates in Pakistan, and reflects on whether they can be overcome in the next five years.I just returned from a short trip to Islamabad to launch the IDS Bulletin on Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan, a collaboration between the Institute of Development Studies, the Aga Khan University and the Collective for Social Science Research.  My presentation is here. Pakistan is one of the very few...

Considering Fragility: A Disconnect between Agriculture and Nutrition

Author : Haris Gazdar
Published Date : Friday, July 19, 2013
Haris Gazdar highlights the role of fragility in a recent review on the pathways and disconnects between agriculture and nutrition.​ How can agriculture contribute more to improving nutrition in countries like Pakistan (as well as others in South Asia) where the sector continues to employ a large proportion of the workforce, even while its contribution to national income undergoes decline? To find answers to this question is the main objective of the Research Programme Consortium Leveraging...


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