Year: 2015

It's time to stop counting calories and focus on diet quality & policies that reduce malnutrition

Patrick Webb explains the crucial role of dietary quality to achieve nutrition across the world, by linking it to the core issues of dietary related non communicable diseases.

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Global Panel to hold first Africa meeting in Accra, Ghana

Accra has been selected as the venue for the third meeting of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, from November 16th to November 18th 2015.

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Finances are necessary for development, but they are not sufficient

Patrick Webb comments on the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) and argues that finances are needed, but that resources alone are not sufficient to end malnutrition.

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The Global Panel appoints Tom Arnold as new Panel Member

The Global Panel has appointed Tom Arnold as new Global Panel member. Mr. Arnold will replace Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Commissioner Tumusiime meets the Director of the Global Panel

Her Excellency Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy at the African Union Commission has met Prof. Sandy Thomas, the newly appointed Director of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.

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Meeting the challenge of linking research and policy

Join us on Wednesday 3 June 2015 at 5.30pm in London for a presentation by Anna Lartey (FAO) on the challenges of linking research and policy.

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A conceptual framework for understanding the impacts of agriculture and food system policies on nutrition and health

This paper was prepared in part as a contribution to the evidence building mandate of the Global Panel and originally appeared in Food Security. Written by Rebecca Kanter, Helen L. Walls, Mehroosh Tak, Francis Roberts and Jeff Waage. 

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Tragedy in Nepal highlights need to address fragile institutions, fragmented food systems and poor nutrition BEFORE disasters strike

The earthquake in Nepal reminds us that we must take action to address fragile institutions, fragmented food systems and poor nutrition as part of the development agenda – taking action in response to shocks is always too late, explains Patrick Webb.

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Côte D'Ivoire's Green Revolution

Jane Karuku, a Global Panel member, discusses the current state of, and future for, sub-Saharan African agriculture in an interview with Management Today. Her thoughts are incorporated in below feature article.

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Measuring multiple facets of malnutrition simultaneously: the missing link in setting nutrition targets and policymaking

This paper was prepared in part as a contribution to the evidence building mandate of the Global Panel and originally appeared in Food Security. Written by Patrick Webb et al.

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