Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)

(February 2012 - )

LANSA is a research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK. The consortium is based on the premise that nutritional trends have been stagnant over much of South Asia despite economic growth and improvements in agricultural productivity. LANSA aims to generate evidence on how agricultural growth in South Asia might become more pro-nutrition. The research programme of the consortium will identify policy actions which can lead to agriculture having a much larger impact on food security and under nutrition across the region. The Collective is the LANSA partner in Pakistan. The consortium is led by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in India, and includes BRAC International in Bangladesh, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) UK, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) UK.

Publications and Papers

Saba Aslam,Connecting research to ongoing debates. Collective Blog. July 2017.

Keywords: Nutrition , Research Dissemination , Women , Women's Work

Saba Aslam,Beyond a shared language. Collective Blog. May 2017.

Keywords: Caste , Language , Research Process , Translation

Sidra Mazhar,Who works and why: Detangling women's agricultural work. Collective Blog. May 2017.

Keywords: Agriculture , Empowerment , Gender , Women , Women's Work

Marium Ibrahim,Does empowerment work really empower? Collective Blog. May 2017.

Keywords: Development , Economic Growth , Empowerment , Women

Sidra Mazhar, Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar,The Hidden Economic Backbone-Women in Agriculture. Paper presented at the LUMS International Conference on Gender,Work and Society. April 2017.

Keywords: Agriculture , Gender , Nutrition

Haris Gazdar,What women do. Collective Blog. March 2017.

Keywords: Agriculture , Labour , LANSA , Women's Rights

Marium Ibrahim,When help hurts. Collective Blog. February 2017.

Keywords: Research Dissemination , stakeholder engagement , Women's Work

Azmat Budhani,The hurdle of hesitance. Collective Blog. February 2017.

Keywords: Community Engagement , LANSA , Research Methods

Samar Zuberi and Rashid Mehmood,Plugging the gaps between farm and fork. Collective Blog. October 2016.

Keywords: Agriculture , LANSA , Nutrition , Value Chains

Samar Zuberi, Rashid Mehmood and Haris Gazdar,Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2016, No 7. July 2016.

Keywords: Agriculture , Nutrition , Value Chains

Sidra Mazhar,My choice or not? Collective Blog. July 2016.

Keywords: Agriculture , LANSA , Nutrition , Women's Work

Saba Aslam,Caste and I. Collective Blog. February 2016.

Keywords: Caste , Identity , Social Interactions

Azmat Budhani and Hussain Bux Mallah,How old are you? Collective Blog. November 2015.

Keywords: Age Accuracy , Birth Registration , CNIC

Sidra Mazhar,Quality Measures. Collective Blog. October 2015.

Keywords: Anthropometry , Data Measurement , International Standards , LANSA

Amna Akhtar,Can social protection programmes lead to greater economic agency for women in agriculture? Collective Blog. October 2015.

Keywords: Agriculture , Gender , LANSA , Social Protection

Samar Zuberi,Making value chains work for little children. Collective Blog. October 2015.

Keywords: Malnutrition , Micro Nutrients , Value Chains

Hussain Bux Mallah and Haris Gazdar,Milk and money. Collective Blog. September 2015.

Keywords: Household Consumption , Livestock , Moral Economy

Haris Gazdar,Women's work and wages. Collective Blog. August 2015.

Keywords: Agriculture , Gender , Nutrition

Ayesha Tarek,Hospitality: the City vs. the Village. Collective Blog. July 2015.

Mara Van Den Bold, Neha Kohli, Stuart Gillespie, Samar Zuberi, Sangeetha Rajeesh and Barnali Chakraborty,Is There an Enabling Environment for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture in South Asia? Stakeholder Perspectives from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2015, Vol. 36(2) 231-247. July 2015.

Keywords: Agriculture , Enabling Environments , Nutrition

John Humphrey and Samar Zuberi,Markets for Nutrition. LANSA Policy Brief. Issue 2. March 2015.

Samar Zuberi,Research (uptake) - so what? Collective Blog. February 2015.

Keywords: Research Process , Research Uptake

Natasha Ansari,Rights beyond property: The Boohars of Rohi. Collective Blog. February 2015.

Keywords: Inequality , LANSA , Tribes , Vulnerability

Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah,Women's Agricultural Work and Nutrition in Pakistan: Findings from Qualitative Research. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2015, No.02. LANSA. January 2015.

Keywords: Agriculture , Gender , Nutrition

Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah,Synergies or Trade-Off Between Agricultural Growth and Nutrition: Women's Work and Care. Paper presented at the 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad. December 2014.

Keywords: Agriculture , Gender , Nutrition

Mysbah Balagamwala,Shifting Norms. Collective Blog. October 2014.

Keywords: Gender , Health , LANSA , Nutrition

Samar Zuberi,Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan - Pathways and Disconnects. LANSA Research Brief. Issue 1. October 2014.

Michael Loevinsohn and Rashid Mehmood,Convergence on Nutrition in Agricultural Systems of Innovation: Concepts and Methods, with Examples from Pakistan. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2014, No.01. LANSA. October 2014.

Keywords: Agriculture , Innovation Systems , Nutrition

Samar Zuberi,Scaling up Food Fortification in Pakistan: A Feasible Option. Collective/LANSA Blog. July 2014.

Keywords: Fortification , LANSA , Nutrition

Rashid Mehmood and Samar Zuberi,Review of Agri-Food Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan. LANSA Internal Paper. June 2014.

Keywords: Agriculture , Nutrition , Value Chains

Samar Zuberi,The Beginning of a Dialogue: Responsive Agriculture-Nutrition Research. Collective/LANSA Blog. May 2014.

Keywords: Agriculture , LANSA , Nutrition

Haris Gazdar,A Window Half Open: Nutrition Policy in Pakistan. text box in Chapter 7 (Unpacking the Politics by Stuart Gillespie) of the 2013 Global Food Policy Report. IFPRI. March 2014.

Keywords: Nutrition , Political Economy

Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar,Nutrition is a Challenge in Itself. Dawn. March 2014.

Keywords: Agriculture , Nutrition

Haris Gazdar,Considering Fragility: A Disconnect between Agriculture and Nutrition. Collective/SecureNutrition Blog. July 2013.

Keywords: Agriculture , Fragility , LANSA , Nutrition

Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar,Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan: Pathways and Disconnects. IDS Bulletin, 44: 66-74. May 2013.

Keywords: Agriculture , Nutrition

Mysbah Balagamwala and Haris Gazdar,Agriculture and Nutrition in Pakistan - Pathways and Disconnects. LANSA Pakistan Evidence Paper. LANSA and Collective for Social Science Research. May 2013.

Keywords: Agriculture , Nutrition

News / Events

1.
Surveyed become Surveyors: Communities generate evidence for action. Video poster by the Research to Action Team at the ANH Academy 2017.
     
2.
The hidden economic backbone - Women in agriculture. Sidra Mazhar presented at the International Conference on Gender, Work and Society.
     
3.
Call for Proposals: formative and feasibility agriculture intervention research studies.
     
4.
30th Annual General Meeting and Conference Pakistan Society of Development Economists.
          
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Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Agriculture/Nutrition Workshop and Open Forum.
          
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Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Pakistan Stakeholder Mapping.