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A roundup of current happenings in the agriculture, food security and nutrition community.  New estimates by FAO, IFAD, WFP find that 870 million people worldwide are undernourished This year’s report underscores the evidence that declines in income poverty do not necessarily result in improvements in the food security and nutrition status of the population.  Read the 2012 State of Food...
Last month, the FSN Forum hosted a discussion “Making agriculture work for nutrition: prioritizing country-level action, research and support” organized in collaboration between FAO and SecureNutrition. Participants wrote in from 26 countries, the majority in Africa (24%) and Latin America and Caribbean (24%), followed by Europe (19%), Asia (14%) and North America (14%).  A wide variety of...
I recently had the opportunity to present the World Bank’s thinking on nutrition sensitive agriculture on the sidelines of the Second Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.  Specifically, SecureNutrition co-hosted a workshop on the nexus of gender, nutrition, and agriculture together with the Consultative Group for International...
The Institute was very pleased to co-host an event with the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) on the subject of nutrition capacity, from the perspectives of the World Bank, Save the Children US, and USAID. MFAN co-chairs David Beckmann and George Ingram were in attendance, and Ingram served as moderator to a panel discussion. The event was well-attended by approximately 50 members of...
Hunger Report editor Todd Post and I traveled to Guatemala and saw examples of development assistance programs that integrated nutrition into food security, agriculture, and livelihoods activities. We met with our friend Luis Enrique Monterroso, who had been appointed by the president of Guatemala to head the country’s Secretariat of Food Security and Nutrition (SESAN). Our work at Bread for the...

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