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NEWS in BRIEF #4
9 November 2016
To accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition around the world, the News in Brief informs partners on cutting-edge research and innovation, developments in global, regional, and national policies and programs, and timely news and events. Please feel free to share any feedback at IFPRI-Compact2025@cgiar.org.
POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

India implements its National Food Security Act in all 36 states, allocating subsidized food grains to 800 million people across the country.

Malawi’s National Nutrition Policy (2016-2020) should integrate role of men in maternal and child health and apply a gender lens to all of its priorities, according to an assessment by Michigan State University.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition in Bangladesh identifies key challenges to achieving zero hunger. National experts and a wide range of stakeholders call for a more diversified agriculture sector, enhanced social protection, and empowering women.

FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture 2016 hones in on climate change, agriculture, and food security: agriculture must do more to combat climate change while bracing to overcome its impacts.

New study identifies the most influential determinants of life expectancy. Data from 54 low-income countries shows that the largest increases in life expectancy are associated with a reduction in childhood HIV prevalence and advances in gender equality.

New paper presents toolkit to help countries transform their agricultural sectors to meet the SDGs.

WFP compiles its efforts to build up national capacities in food and nutrition security in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2011.
NEWS AND EVENTS

Hurricane Matthew threatens food security of 800,000 Haitians. The hurricane has wiped out major agricultural areas across the country, leaving residents in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
 

2016 Integrated Nutrition Conference focuses on partnering with the private sector to achieve greater nutrition impact. Catholic Relief Services and partners will share tools and strategies to improve nutrition for vulnerable populations in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 14-16.


Innovation, Partnerships and Education Needed for Better Food Security and Nutrition in Asia. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan says the private sector has a critical role to play in both supply- and demand-side solutions to tackle hunger and malnutrition in Asia.
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