Integrating nutrition into the development agenda of ASEAN countries

At the end of January, I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to take part in a high-level consultative meeting organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on “Integrating Nutrition into ASEAN Food Security Framework and its Strategic Plan of Action for Food Security.” Despite significant advances >> Read more

Tough policy choices among agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment: Reflections from my recent trip to India

I recently visited several organizations and government agencies throughout India to discuss the challenges and opportunities the country currently faces. India is at a crossroads. Policy debates are ongoing between the need for agricultural growth, improved food security, better nutrition and health, and natural resource protection. There is a need for evidence based policy options >> Read more

Generating Income, Strengthening Agriculture

On December 11, I had the privilege of participating in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) Flagship Forum “Securing Food. Harvesting the Future! Existing and New Approaches to Food Security” in Berlin. The forum focused on developing comprehensive and integrated approaches to achieve global food security. It brought together key members >> Read more

The 22nd Annual Martin J. Forman Lecture: Josette Sheeran highlights the need for partnerships in improving nutrition

On December 4, IFPRI hosted the 22nd Annual Martin J. Forman Lecture titled “Public-Private Partnerships Innovating to End Malnutrition”—an annual lecture which commemorates the noteworthy contributions of Dr. Forman, former Head of USAID’s Office of Nutrition, made to advancing nutrition on the global stage. Each year a speaker is selected for their outstanding efforts in >> Read more

Feeding a Growing and Urbanizing Africa

On June 11, I was invited to speak at the 2012 US-Africa Forum, “Farming is a Business: Strengthening Linkages and Skills to Transform Africa’s Food Systems,” in Washington DC. My presentation on “Meeting the Food and Nutrition Demands of an Urbanizing Africa,” emphasized principally the need to transform smallholder farming to meet Africa’s growing food >> 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