Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’
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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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.
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.
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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.
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Fertilizers can sustainably enhance agriculture for improving nutrition and health, said the participants of the second seminar in the lead-in series for the 2020 conference. Luc Maene of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Tom Bruulsema of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), and Ross Welch from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) explored both the potential opportunities and major challenges for using fertilizers and other technologies to positively affect agriculture, health, and nutrition.
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 »
Robert Bos, Coordinator, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health, World Health Organization, discusses the interactions between agriculture and health.
Per Pinstrup Anderson, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University, discusses the interactions between agriculture and health.