The Global Panel launches its policy brief on biofortification today at the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
Join us on Monday 2nd February, 6:00 – 8:00 in London for the launch of our policy brief on Biofortification.
As we start a new year, Patrick Webb takes stock of the flurry of new reports and research findings during 2014, which carry important messages and policy implications for people working at the interface of nutrition, food systems and agriculture.
Patrick Webb argues that the promotion of climate smart agriculture represents an opportunity for agriculture to be more nutrition smart than in the past – a four-way win for all.
The recently concluded Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome, Italy, identified nutrition-sensitive agriculture as one of the priorities in the quest to end global hunger and malnutrition by 2025.
The Global Panel’s first technical brief “How can Agriculture and Food System Policies improve Nutrition?” was launched at the Panel’s ICN2 side event. It shows the breadth of policies relating to agriculture and food systems that influence nutritional outcomes for people and the opportunities to make these more nutrition – enhancing.
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is taking place in Rome from 19-21 November 2014. It is a historic opportunity to discuss policy options to improve people’s diets in order to more effectively address the world’s major nutrition challenges.
On the occasion of its 2nd annual meeting, hosted by the European Commission, the Global Panel will present how well-designed agriculture and food systems policies can significantly contribute to reducing malnutrition and help achieve the stunting reduction target set by the Commission.
Former President of Ghana John Kufuor talks about why Climate-Smart Agriculture needs to address undernutrition.
John Kufuor has called for a change in the way Africa farmers practice agriculture so as to drastically reduce its contribution to climate change, as he said the consequences of an ever-increasing climate change menace poses major challenges for agriculture.