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The International Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

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The international conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its 2020 Vision Initiative on February 10-12, 2011, in New Delhi, India. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has graciously agreed to inaugurate the event.

 

This conference will bring together leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health from around the world to deliberate how to create a more integrated system that mobilizes agriculture to improve people's nutrition and health. The program will: examine how agriculture, nutrition, and health are linked; explore the opportunities for improving nutrition and reducing health risks along the whole value chain; draw lessons from country experiences and program interventions; and identify key levers to make agriculture, nutrition, and health work better together.

Running concurrently with the conference will be a Knowledge Fair, which will provide participants with the opportunity to exchange information and ideas and to share initiatives through exhibits, posters, discussion groups, and multi-media presentations.

The conference is guided by a distinguished advisory committee which includes, among others, former president John Kufuor of Ghana, M.S. Swaminathan, Catherine Bertini, and Ricardo Uauy. For more information on the conference, please see attached flyer and visit: http://2020conference.ifpri.info/.

For more information please contact:

Rajul Pandya-Lorch (Ms.)
Chief of Staff, Director General's Office, and
Head, 2020 Vision Initiative
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
2033 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-862-8185
Fax: 1-202-467-4439
EM: r.pandya-lorch@cgiar.org
Web: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/welcome.htm

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Contributor name:

Rajul Pandya-Lorch (Ms.)

Contributor e-mail:

r.pandya-lorch@cgiar.org

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Post date:

2011-08-23