FSN Network Updates

The TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 10 - 11, 2014 is a gathering of practitioners and donors that will spotlight activities that improve responses and processes for lasting success in food security.

Englightening session topics will include learning agendas, communities of practice, mobile technologies, agriculture-nutrition linkages, social and behavioral change approaches, and much more!

Learn more about the meeting here.

The webinar recording and presentation by Theresa Hwang, Gender Director with CARE USA, and Maureen Miruka, Pathways Team Leader with CARE USA entitled Engaging Men and Boys in Food and Nutrition Security: The Hidden Half of Gender Equality Programming, are now available on the SPRING website. A written summary of the entire event will be shared by email next week.

At FFP’s request, FANTA is collecting examples of tools to collect FFP annual monitoring indicators. Does your program or organization have high quality tools that could be used to collect any of the indicators on this list? Would you be willing to share them with FANTA? FANTA will then make them available to Title II partners for possible use or adoption in their programs. Both Title II and non-Title II programs and partners are encouraged to respond.

If you are willing to share your tools, please submit them to Sujata Bose at sbose@fhi360.org. For each tool, please indicate the indicator(s) it can be used to collect. Tools that collect multiple indicators are welcome. 

Help us tell the story of Food for Peace and its accomplishments in reducing hunger, poverty
and malnutrition—with photos. Photo submissions are due by July 31, 2014.

We will upload photos to Flickr for everyone to view and announce winners on Food for Peace social media platforms. We’ll notify you via email if your photo won.

Click here for details.

TANGO International is leading a study on behalf of the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by IFPRI, to identify the best ways to conduct, present and disseminate research and evaluation results on integrated agriculture-nutrition programming. The goal is to make research and evaluation results relevant and readily “actionable” for your organization at the field level.

TANGO would like to hear about your experiences with agriculture and nutrition research. Please click here to take a short survey.

The Office of Food for Peace launched their Twitter account - @USAIDFFP - during the 60th anniversary celebration at the Knowledge Sharing Meeting last week. Follow them for updates on Food for Peace activities.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 - 10:00
    ACD/VOCA, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001

    This is a meeting of the Commodity Management Task Force of the FSN Network. 

  • Sunday, 17 August, 2014 (All day)
    Montreal, Canada

    Learn about advances in food science and technology, and gain insights into key industry drivers such as: food safety, regulatory, consumers and some of the challenges facing the industry today.  What needs to be done today to prepare for tomorrow?  How can all the sectors work together in a more collaborative way to ensure ongoing innovation that resonates with consumers, the safety

  • Monday, 18 August, 2014 (All day)
    Blantyre, Malawi

    Join PCI for a 3-day, practitioner-driven workshop to share promising practices and models related to sustainability.

    Participants will be oriented to a new Sustainability Toolkit designed to improve program design and implementation for maximum sustainable impact. By the end of the workshop, participants will have: