As our consultation period draws to a close, we take this opportunity to thank you for your fantastic contributions to this important debate. We are delighted that we’ve engendered such a tremendous response and very grateful to you all for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences.
There is clearly a lot of knowledge already in this field, and there are also many innovations in agriculture and the food system more broadly, which have been tested and proposed for further research. We are grateful for your willingness to share your ideas with us in such a collegiate manner. We will aim to draw together the general themes and specific ideas generated by the consultation in a single document in the next few weeks so please do keep an eye on the forum page.
Moving forward, the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme plans to launch a Call for Research under its second Responsive Window in July 2015. We hope to attract research proposals seeking to conduct high quality formative and feasibility research on ‘Innovations in Agriculture for Nutrition’ in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. We shall use your ideas to shape the Call for Proposals.
We hope that the research funded by LANSA will generate sufficient evidence to support the future scale-up and formal testing of innovations to improve nutrition and food security in the Region. Please do consider this opportunity and share it with your colleagues when it is announced.
Finally, we thank you again for your support and contributions to this consultation. It has been an extremely rewarding and refreshing process.
With very best wishes,
Prof. M S Swaminathan
Dr. Alan Dangour