Archive for August 2011
On September 26-27, 2011, IFPRI’s Malawi office and its 2020 Vision Initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and supported by USAID and Irish Aid’s offices in Malawi, will hold a conference in Lilongwe, Malawi, that will bring together key players on agriculture, nutrition and health.The event Unleashing Agriculture’s Potential For Nutrition & Health in Malawi will draw from the key global recommendations from the 2020 International Conference in Delhi and examine how these can be applied to the country specific level. Malawi’s experiences tackling agriculture, health, and nutrition issues provide a starting point to guide and inform how to create more synergies between the three sectors.
The interim report of the 2020 conference, undertaken by Robert Paarlberg, is now available! The report examines the short-term impacts of event on the conferees themselves as well as on the visibility of agriculture/nutrition/health issues in the media and in popular and professional discourse. Many conference participants contributed their opinions through online questionnaires and interviews, for which we are very grateful. The review also explores potential long-term effects, driven by post-conference activities of conference participants and use of materials generated by the conference.
This report is part of an externally managed and conducted impact assessment prepared for IFPRI. Look out for the final report to be released in November 2012!