Archives for April 2011

New Highlights booklet and video capture excitement from conference

“Highlights From An International Conference” is a brand new interactive booklet that conveys the key themes that emerged from the conference. Active links to citations within the document allow you to easily explore featured speaker videos and publications that intrigue you.

A 5-minute Highlights video captures the most exciting and thought-provoking moments from the event.

Also available is a “mini-documentary” (5 min.) about bringing together agriculture, health, and nutrition.

We encourage you to share these new resources in order to continue communicating the conference themes and keep them at the center of the global agenda.

Keeping tabs on literature related to agriculture, nutrition and health: Online group in Mendeley continues adding members, publications post 2020 Conference

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest research publications about agriculture, nutrition, and health?

Join the growing group of peers that have been contributing and following the IFPRI 2020 Conference Group on Mendeley!

As an innovative, collaborative bibliography, this group enables you to keep up on recent literature, contribute your own articles, and provides a forum for active engagement with your peers around the world.

Register and join our Mendeley group to start contributing today!

Check out additional resources to stay tuned under the Knowledge Fair’s Literature Hub.

Journal publishes report on 2020 conference

The March 2011 edition of the journal Food Security featured a conference report on IFPRI’s 2020 Conference on “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health.” Written by Jessica Fanzo, senior scientist at Bioversity International and 2020 conference participant, this comprehensive article examines the event’s key features and presents recommendations for keeping the momentum and translating ideas into action. For full text, click here.

Speaker summary notes available in one document

To help you more easily access the conference materials, the 2020 team has compiled all the speaker summary notes, 79 of them, into a single, easy-to-download PDF document. View the document here!

International symposium to focus on zinc for better crop production and human health

Micronutrient deficiencies were very much in the spotlight at IFPRI’s 2020 conference, which focused on how agriculture can improve human nutrition and health.

This October, experts will gather at The 3rd International Zinc Symposium to discuss the global importance of zinc deficiency, a serious threat to both crop production and human populations. The symposium will provide the latest information on zinc deficiency in soils, address crop nutrition and human populations, review the best agricultural practices in addressing zinc deficiency, and discuss impact of zinc deficiency on global crop production and human health.

The symposium will be held in Hyderabad, India from 10 to 14 October 2011. Scientists wishing to make oral or poster presentations at the Zinc Symposium are invited to submit an abstract. The deadline for submission is April 30. Detailed information on the symposium, including registration, is available on the regularly updated symposium website.

The event is sponsored by the International Zinc Association and International Fertilizer Industry Association in cooperation with Fertilizer Association of India and HarvestPlus.

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