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NEWS in BRIEF #5
22 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

The African Development Bank approves US $17-million Food Assistance for Malawi. This grant will support the Malawi Government’s Emergency Response Plan to mitigate the current food crisis through the purchase of maize for distribution to vulnerable households.

Brazil study assesses experience linking family farming and school feeding. The findings provide insights for nutrition and public health practitioners on how to engage with other sectors to achieve public health goals: building coalitions with more powerful sectors, pursuing bold ideas, and providing evidence of successful intersectoral approaches are key.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Taxing meat and milk products could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save up to half a million lives globally, according to new research from the University of Oxford and IFPRI. Special policy attention would be needed to avert the negative health impacts for vulnerable groups.

LAUNCH FOOD: A global call for innovators with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.  Applications for supply- or demand-side solutions to address availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, desirable, and sustainable food are due by December 7, 2016.
NEWS AND EVENTS

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) concludes with strong commitment to implement the Paris Agreement, now ratified by 111 countries.  Events on agriculture and food security highlighted the need to scale up investment in sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture and tackle the challenge of global water scarcity.

High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition seeks input on the zero draft of its report on Nutrition and Food Systems.  The e-consultation is open until December 5, 2016.

Special Report of FAO/WFP assesses food security of Syria: food production reaches record low with grave consequences expected for food security of farming households and food availability throughout the country.
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