Archives for April 2012

Global Food Policy Report released

IFPRI’s first annual Global Food Policy Report has been released. In reviewing the major developments in food policy during the past year, the flagship publication identifies the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health as a major policy shift in 2011. The report describes the rise of agriculture, nutrition, and health on the development agenda and reviews key activities, from IFPRI’s own 2020 conference and the newly launched CGIAR Research Program 4 (CRP4) Agriculture for Improved Health and Nutrition to USAID’s Feed the Future and the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiatives. The report can be downloaded here.

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Malawi Conference Report Released

A Conference Report for the first national-level follow up event to the 2020 conference, has been released. The report on "Unleashing Agriculture's Potential for Improved Nutrition and Health in Malawi," a consultation held in Lilongwe, Malawi last September, summarizes the main themes and issues discussed during the conference sessions. It also presents the main outcome of the conference, a Policy Action Note that calls for specific actions to be taken for making agricultural policies and programs in Malawi more nutrition-and health-friendly. The report can now be downloaded.