Development of Farming System for Nutrition intervention (FSNi) at crop level

Author : Vijaya Bhaskar and Bhavani R V
Published Date : Thursday, August 11, 2016
In the face of changing climate, rural agricultural sector is under heightened pressure not only to increase food output, but also to address undernutrition. The FSNi approach (as elsewhere) intends to improve nutritional outcomes and dietary diversity in a rural population through agricultural production- for consumption (direct) or -for sale (indirect). FSNi was designed to include number of agricultural curatives (e.g. improved seeds, soil technology, bio-fortification, backyard gardening)...

My choice or not?

Author : Sidra Mazhar
Published Date : Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Agricultural practices and interventions affects nutrition of women, children and the entire household through various pathways and it is interesting to note that women empowerment, though much neglected, has a significant role to play when it comes to improving nutrition. To understand this link, I decided to attend the webinar “Women’s nutrition through an empowerment lens” organized by Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and...

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...

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