Patriarchy and women’s work in Pakistan

Author : Hussain Bux Mallah
Published Date : Thursday, May 19, 2016
Who knew that simply changing the key respondents of a survey would completely transform the process? In over a decade of field work experience, I have developed a set of best practices for myself and our team to be able to conduct a survey of almost any nature. Little did I know that my experience was limited to only a half of the population. Designing the survey for LANSA which centered on women as key respondents had some extremely unexpected and interesting implications.In our experience it...

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...

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