Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia: Who Delivers, How and to Whom?
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies
This seminar sees the launch of the IDS Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.
Cover photo - 'Who will buy nutrient-rich foodstuff?' A street market stall in Bamyan City, Afganistan, where imported fruit and vegetable supplies compete with national production. Photographer Nigel Poole.
This Bulletin presents the findings from four years of research developed under the research programme Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA). It has been written by the LANSA consortium of research partners, from different countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UK, and USA).
It is the first attempt at at nutrition-oriented whole chain research in South Asia. Articles include mandatory fortification, public distribution, social enterprises, and private business models, amongst others, to assess different scenarios for better sustained delivery of nutrient-rich foods. It provides evidence on what is working and what is not; policy recommendations for the role and use of market-based interventions for nutrition-related challenges; and suggests a new agenda for research
This event was streamed live on Facebook
- Chair: Prakash Shetty
- Rachel Lambert (Senior Livelihoods Advisor, DFID)
- Nigel Poole (Professor, LCIRAH),
- Mar Maestre (Research officer, IDS),
- Bhavani RV (Project Manager, MSSRF)