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Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) is a programme of research which funded by UKaid, aims to generate evidence that, with practical application, can improve nutrition outcomes in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The research under LANSA explores the fundamental, underlying and immediate determinants of nutrition and the ways in which agriculture and agri-food systems, policies and strategies can be better designed to reduce malnutrition.

 LANSA Research in Bangladesh

BRAC is the lead institution for LANSA research in Bangladesh, working with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The primary goal is to promote agricultural development activities that establish a direct linkage between agriculture and nutrition so that policies and interventions by the government and non-government organisations explicitly address problems of malnutrition through agricultural development policies and strategies. In that alignment BRAC has been leading and collaborating on research projects under the three thematic pillars of LANSA.

Know more about LANSA

Visit LANSA Website /Download LANSA Brochure বাংলা English/ Download LANSA Bangladesh narrative

LANSA-BRAC Publications

Fragile Environment, Seasonality, and Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh. By M. Mohsena, B. Chakraborty, M. Hossain, A.N. Mahfuzur Rahman, A. Bayes. 2016 Download report

Journal Article:  Fragile environment, seasonality and maternal and childhood undernutrition in Bangladesh. By M. Mohsena , M. Hossain , B. Chakraborty, A. Bayes and A. N. M. Rahman. 2017. Biosocial Science Journal Link

Does Agriculture Promote Diet Diversity? A Bangladesh Study. By M. Hossain, N.A. Jimi, M.A. Islam. 2016. Download report

Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Bangladesh. By M.S. Islam, M. Abid-Ul-Kabir, B. Chakraborty, M. Hossain 2017 Download report

Farming systems for improved nutrition: A formative study. By B. Chakraborty, F. Akter, U.S. Mukta, M. Hossain. 2017. Download report

Collaboration contact from RED:

Barnali Chakraborty

Senior Research FellowFood Security and Nutrition Unit

Research and Evaluation Division

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