Archives for December 2010

New Wikipedia Entry on Conference Themes

A new Wikipedia entry on "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health" has been published, detailing the themes of the conference and acting as a portal for discussions on the linkages between the sectors. Prior to this entry, there were few resources for people researching the linkages between agriculture, nutrition, and health. The entry provides resources on agriculture, nutrition, and health, pointing readers to the conference website and other websites and literature discussing these connections. Wikipedia is an online, user-generated encyclopedia, where any internet user can create a topic and others users debate and discuss it, creating a consensus-generated body of information.

EMBRAPA’s Beatriz da Silveira Pinheiro talks about impact

“The [2020] conference is one of the first opportunities to bring people together…to build up connections, and especially, integration [between sectors],” pointed out da Silveira Pinheiro, Director General of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)’s Strategic Studies and Capacity Strengthening division, and Advisory Committee member, during an interview with the 2020 conference team.

Fourth Policy Seminar Explores Obstacles and Potentials for Multi-Sectoral Linkages

IFPRI’s Annual Board of Trustees meeting offered an exciting backdrop for the fourth policy seminar leading into the 2020 conference. Facilitated by IFPRI Board Chair Fawzi Al-Sultan, the seminar featured the diverse perspectives of three leading experts from agriculture, nutrition, and health.
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Two months until the conference

The response to our upcoming conference has been overwhelming. We hope you share the excitement and will join us on February 10-12, 2011, in Delhi. The full conference program is now available! The program features a lineup of speakers who will showcase cutting-edge research, on-the-ground initiatives, and strategies for better integrating agriculture, nutrition, and health.

Derek Yach of PepsiCo Highlights Role of Private Sector

The 2020 Conference team caught up with Derek Yach, Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo and member of the Conference Advisory Committee. We discussed the potential opportunities and impacts of private sector involvement for improving nutrition.

Please leave a comment to share your thoughts on these videos!

Less than two weeks left to submit to the Youth Writing Contest

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Students in La Ceja, Antioquía, Colombia. Source: flickr (Charlotte Kesl / World Bank)

Youth ages 14 to 18 from all over the globe are writing in their answers to the question, “How can we use agriculture to produce more food, generate food of better quality, and improve people’s nutrition and health?”

The first place will receive USD $500 and 25 copies of the printed contest booklet. Runners-up will receive USD $250 and 10 copies of the printed contest booklet. Winning entries will be featured on the conference website and at the conference in New Delhi in February 2011.

The next generation can improve nutrition and health through agriculture. We need to hear what you have to say!

The deadline is December 13, 2010.

Visit for more information about how to enter.

Please share this link with your family and friends!