What do food systems have to do with urbanisation?

Author : Mar Maestre Morales and Katherine Pittore
Published Date : Monday, April 10, 2017
Photo Credit: [Cropped] A Crowded Market in Dhaka, Bangladesh by International Food Policy Research Institute / 2010: https://flic.kr/p/8puwFfGlobally, more people live in cities than in rural areas and this number is estimated to increase to 66 percent of the world’s population by 2050. This means that every farmer will need to be producing enough food not just for herself and her family but also enough to feed three urban families. With this as the context, last month experts gathered...

Opening up space to share policy insights from LANSA's FSN study in India

Author : Aliza Pradhan & R V Bhavani
Published Date : Thursday, March 30, 2017
The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation organised a consultation to share and discuss policy insights from the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study on-going under LANSA. The event took place at IMAGE conference Hall, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, on March 22, 2017. The LANSA short film on  'South Asia: Women in Agriculture-The Nutrition Connection' was also screened on the occasion. Shri R. Balakrishnan, IAS, Development Commissioner-cum-...

What nutrients are in your food?

Author : Nithya D J
Published Date : Monday, February 27, 2017
Find out from the newly launched Food Composition Table released for Indian foodThe first Indian food composition table with 218 foods was released in 1937 as a health bulletin titled ‘The nutritive value of Indian foods and the planning of satisfactory diets’. This was then updated and released with 298 foods in 1951. The same bulletin was rehashed with 856 foods in 1963, 664 foods in 1971 and 606 foods in 1989.After all this time of waiting, Indians can finally get to know what...

LANSA session at Odisha Environment Congress 2016

Author : R V Bhavani
Published Date : Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Odisha Environment Congress(OEC) is an annual event held in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha state, in December every year. LANSA stakeholder engagement in Odisha led to contact with the organisers of the Congress in 2013. LANSA research was recognised and felicitated for advancing nutrition in India, by the organisers of the Congress in 2015 when the theme was “Environment, Health and Nutrition”.  The Congress is organised in collaboration with the state government and...


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