Year: 2016

AGRF 2016: High-Level Roundtable on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition

6 September 2016 – Nairobi, Kenya: the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is hosting a High-Level Roundtable on Nutrition at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). 

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Highlights from the N4G Rio event

On the eve of the Olympic Games, Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; Panel Member José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO; Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros and renowned athletes including Kenyan track star, Tegla Loroupe, gathered in Rio to call for an end to malnutrition by 2030. 

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A match against malnutrition at the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are fast approaching, and Brazil is taking full advantage of this great historical moment to draw attention on a global problem that all countries are facing: malnutrition.

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The Global Panel makes a compelling economic case for investing in nutrition

26th July 2016, London – Today the Global Panel launches its 3rd technical brief: The Cost of Malnutrition: Why Policy Action is Urgent, which calls on policymakers to invest without delay in more cost-effective nutrition initiatives.

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Maximising momentum Global Panel Representatives meeting, London 2016

July 13/14 2016 – Panel Representatives met in London to discuss progress against the Panel’s objectives and to renew strategic priorities.

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Introducing a new force in the fight against malnutrition

Malnutrition is holding Ghana back. And it’s holding Africa back. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Poor nutrition, especially for children, has far-reaching health and economic consequences. When young children do not get the vitamins and minerals they need, their brains and bodies are stunted, which means they don’t develop to their full potential. Multiplied across communities and generations, malnutrition in Africa takes a serious economic toll. 

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At AfDB Annual Meeting in Lusaka, African Leaders Make Economic Case for Increased Nutrition Investments

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina hosts high-level event with new economic data showing increased nutrition investment can result in $83 billion in GDP growth

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Achieving Nutrition Security: A call for leadership, partnership, and investment

On Monday 23 May, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and the African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a high-level event on nutrition in Lusaka, Zambia. The event is part of the AfDB Annual Meeting and brought together African leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and business leaders to discuss ways they can achieve nutrition security through increased investments and public-private partnerships.

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Biofortification: a new way to address malnutrition

More than 20 years ago, Howarth Bouis, Director of HarvestPlus, and other researchers posed the question of whether nutrition could feasibly be included as a breeding trait. Today at least 15 million people in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are growing and eating biofortified crops. How can biofortification scale up to help reach the 2 billion people who still suffer from hidden hunger?

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Foodex event – Global warming: is meat to blame?

Tuesday, April 19 2016, 13:00-13:45, Director Sandy Thomas attended a seminar on meat and global warming. This session is part of a series of live events taking place at Foodex, a trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries taking place in Birmingham, 18-20 April 2016.

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