Innovative Approaches to Food Security and Nutrition: Evidence Based Research for Policy Change

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Sectors:
Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition
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Global
Publication Dates:
February, 2013
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Text, Video

Tom Arnold discusses innovative approaches to food security and nutrition and the need for evidence-based research to advocate for policy change. In addition to being the CEO of Concern Worldwide, the largest humanitarian organization in Ireland, he is extensively involved in food and nutrition security policy in Europe and internationally. Mr. Arnold reflects on the challenges and goals for food and nutrition security as Ireland assumes presidency of the EU in 2013, and his colleague Connell Foley discusses some evidence from Concern's Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) program in Zambia which aims to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children through integrated agriculture, health and nutrition interventions during this critical period from conception until 24 months of age. The event was closed with reflections from two panelists, Tijan Shallah from The World Bank's Africa Agriculture and Environmental Services Department and Victoria Quinn from Helen Keller International.