This week: A global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition
28–30 Nov 2018
A senior delegation from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is supporting and engaging in this week’s global conference on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition. Follow the discussions on Twitter with the #AcceleratingZeroHunger hashtag.
From the conference website:
Hunger and the multiple burdens of malnutrition cause human suffering and hold back economic potential. Achieving food and nutrition security is fundamental to reaching all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, in recent years, progress towards eradicating hunger has slowed and even reversed globally. To end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, the world urgently needs to correct its course and pick up the pace.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to accelerate progress on eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition before 2030 and pave the way for achieving the SDGs. This event will explore how acceleration can best be achieved and what lessons can be drawn from past successes and failures. We will discuss new evidence, data and successful program and country cases on how food systems can deliver healthy and sustainable diets for a growing population while leaving no one behind. We will go in-depth on cutting-edge ways to accelerate progress in urban areas and among conflict-afflicted peoples. We will examine novel approaches to enhance returns on investment in nutrition, collect and share data to track progress, and strengthen public-private partnerships. . . .