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NEWS in BRIEF #8
11 January 2017
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

UN Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board releases policy brief on Food Security and Health. It calls for increased investment in science, technology and innovation as well as supportive policies to secure future global food and nutrition needs.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

New IFPRI book assesses for Egypt two nutritional challenges that many developing countries will increasingly face: why chronic child malnutrition has continued despite high economic growth and why undernutrition persists simultaneously with overnutrition.

Food and Nutrition Bulletin supplemental issue highlights lessons from the implementation of multisectoral national nutrition action plans in Ethiopia, Nepal, and Uganda.

FAO researchers’ study of ultra-poor Kenyan farmers finds diversification of production – especially poultry and pulses – is positively associated with household diet diversity.

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit release the Food Sustainability Index, ranking countries on 58 indicators across three pillars of food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges. France, Japan, and Canada have the top rankings, while India, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt score lowest.

5 Ways to improve nutrition through agriculture: an infographic from SPRING.
NEWS AND EVENTS

2nd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy Week to take place July 9-13, 2017 in Kathmandu Nepal along with the Nutrition Innovation Lab’s 5th Annual Agriculture-Nutrition Scientific Symposium.
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