Moving nutrition up on the development agenda

Nutrition is critical to the healthy physical and cognitive development of individuals, as well as overall economic development. In the last few years, several levers, including new research evidence, IFPRI’s 2020 Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health, and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement have contributed to moving nutrition up on the global >> Read more

G8 leaders coming together for food and nutrition security

On the eve of the G8 Summit at Camp David, I was invited to write a guest commentary on “Prioritizing Increased Development Aid and Scaled-Up Investments for Food Security” as part of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security co-hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the World Economic Forum. >> Read more

Sustaining the Momentum for Food and Nutrition Security

On May 8, I participated in a dialogue, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to discuss some of the key development issues related to the G8 and G20 priorities for the upcoming summits. Held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, the meeting brought together representatives from influential national and international Non-Governmental Organizations, including Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, >> Read more

G8-Africa Partnership

When G8 leaders gather in Deauville, France for their 2011 summit, one of their top priorities will be strengthening their partnership with Africa, including on issues related to food security and the critical role of agriculture.