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NEWS in BRIEF #11
1 March 2017
To accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition around the world, the News in Brief informs partners on emerging 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
 
Sri Lanka prioritizes zero hunger with launch of National Strategic Review on Food Security and Nutrition.

 
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

FAO releases "The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges" calling for major transformations in food systems if hunger and malnutrition are to be eradicated by 2030.
 
Review of evidence from HarvestPlus shows that biofortification is proven to measurably improve human health and nutrition.
 
Paper calls for paradigm shift for sustainable intensification of agriculture that integrates goals of meeting rising human needs as well as contributing to the resilience and sustainability of the planet’s resources.
 
Better agriculture regulations could help feed the world’s growing population, according to the World Bank’s report "Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017."

Exposure to animal feces has been linked to slower physical growth in young children, according to a new paper from IFPRI researchers.
NEWS AND EVENTS

Nutrition is the biggest missed opportunity in global health, and more should be invested in this critical area, according to the Gates Foundation 2017 annual letter.

HarvestPlus named semi-finalist for $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant with proposal to scale the introduction of nutrient-rich crop varieties in three “hub countries” in Africa: Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia.
Highlights from this and past Compact2025 News in Briefs, along with other key resources, can be found at the Compact2025 Knowledge & Innovation Hub resources page.
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