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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 http://2020conference.ifpri.info/youth-writing-contest/ for more information about how to enter.

Please share this link with your family and friends!

Understanding the interactions between agriculture and health

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Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Robert Bos

During the first lead-in policy seminar for the conference, Per Pinstrup Andersen of Cornell University and Robert Bos of the World Health Organization examined opportunities to strengthen the linkages between the agriculture and health sectors. The speakers emphasized the need for a paradigm shift within research and policy, calling for the sectors to step out of their “silos.” Only with the power of inter-sectoral cooperation, they insisted, can we improve global health. Read the rest of this entry »

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