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Each year on 16 October World Food Day aims to increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Over the years the themes day has taken on various themes which have focused on investing in agriculture and recently focus has been drawn on health and education too. One solution which countries have put in place to combat hunger and poverty is to...
I attended the bi-annual Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum in Bonn, Germany in late September, organized by the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council.  This year the theme was “Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research”.  It was an impressive gathering of scientists and economists from the CGIAR system and elsewhere...
I just returned from a busy two days in the Netherlands. The first day was spent at Wageningen University with their Human Nutrition Division. I gave a talk with some ideas on how to bring nutrition and agriculture together. I met some of the Masters and PhD students and several of the faculty, including Inge Brouwer and Alida Melse-Boonstra. I was impressed. They have built a very supportive...
This post by Monica Woldt and Gilles Bergeron (FANTA/FHI 360) originally appeared on USAID’s IMPACT blog (http://blog.usaid.gov/). Reposted with permission. ​This blog is part of a series to coincide with A Promise Renewed in the Americas:  ”Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Summit“ during September 10-12 in Panama. What does it REALLY take to ensure young children...
One of the key areas of focus for the Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Scaling Up Nutrition (CSO-SUN) in Zambia has been around reforming the existing programmes in the agriculture sector to increase their effect on nutrition. To increase uptake of reformed programmes, we are helping to raise and create demand for improved nutrition among the Zambia population, who still focus on food...

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