The concluding seminar of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme, will be held on 23 July 2018 from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the BRAC Inn Conference Room, Dhaka.
LANSA, an international research partnership, funded by UKaid, has been working to study how agriculture and food-related interventions can be better designed to improve nutrition, particularly for children and adolescent girls in South Asia. BRAC as the Bangladesh partner of LANSA, undertook innovative research in the same alignment to inform agricultural and food value-chain policies, programmes and interventions that can improve nutrition outcomes in Bangladesh. LANSA’s research work was carried out under three themes of enabling environments for nutrition, agri-food policies and value chains, and nutrition sensitive agriculture and with three cross-cutting themes of gender and nutrition, innovative systems and fragility.
After a two year initiation phase in 2011-12, LANSA programme started in 2013 and ends in mid-2018. LANSA-BRAC conducted a total of 12 studies under the thematic areas which includes three case studies on agriculture value chains.
The half-day seminar will present a synthesis of all the research work done under LANSA-BRAC and their policy implications along with glimpses of work done in similar areas by FAO, and BRAC’s Health and Nutrition programme.
Dr. Imran Matin, Executive Director of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, will chair the session while the Additional Secretary, Research Wing, Ministry of Agriculture will be the Chief Guest and the Director of Institute of Public Health and Nutrition will be the special guest at the event. A wide range of LANSA stakeholders in the agriculture-nutrition field are expected to attend the event.
For more information on LANSA, please visit http://www.lansasouthasia.org
See programme schedule and invitation letter attached below: