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Technical Learning
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
IFPRI, 1201 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 and Online
Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration - including the movement of goods, investment, people, and acknowledge - and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges... More
Technical Learning
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
IFC Building - Room L 103, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20433
We are pleased to invite you to the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA) workshop on defining professional farmer organizations. The workshop will introduce participants to the International Workshop Agreement (IWA) process to develop the global definition for professional farmer organizations. Additionally, the current thinking on the core capacities that define a professional farmer organization will be presented.  As the global... More
Technical Learning
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
When a farmer makes decisions about what to plant, when to plant and how to care for her crop, her observations regarding weather and climate from the past year are not necessarily a good indication of what is likely to happen this year. Climate services such as seasonal climate forecasts connected to crop simulation models or other types of decision support approaches (e.g. participatory roundtables) adapted to the farmer's specific context... More
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Over the last five years, Mercy Corps has led an agency-wide initiative to operationalize a resilience approach to its development and humanitarian work. As part of this initiative, Mercy Corps developed the Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS), a methodology to help development practitioners apply resilience thinking to strategy and program design. Mercy Corps designed the STRESS process to help practitioners understand how complex systems... More
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am
Many policymakers and program managers rely on food availability data referring to the national or household level. While important, these data are not sufficient to assess the nutritional adequacy of the diet among different population groups, such as adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, small children, adult men, etc. Individual food consumption data are being collected in many countries, including low and middle income countries.... More
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
The BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) program invites you to a joint webinar "Users and Producers of CIS in sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Roles and Needs" hosted by BRACED and the USAID Learning Agenda for Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa. This webinar will address two key emerging issues in the field of climate information services (CIS): 1) what we know and don't know about the users of CIS and... More
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Forest foods are widely consumed by forest dependent communities. Given their rich nutrient content, they have potential to contribute to food and nutrition security. Join ANH Academy and the African Nutrition Society in this fifth session of the "Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context" webinar series that explores critical links between agriculture, livelihoods, health and individual and household nutrition in... More
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Malnutrition is a leading cause of many health problems across the globe, yet current funding is insufficient to address the problem. Securing adequate funding requires understanding how much funding has already been allocated to nutrition and how much and where the funding gaps are. Guided by the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, nearly 50 countries, have embarked on nutrition resource tracking designed to determine available funding and... More
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
Improving staple crop production is widely viewed as crucial for increasing food security and reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, smallholder households in SSA who cultivate maize and other grains face two majo post-harvest challenges. First, pests cause post-harvest loss of up to 30 percent during storage, resulting in the household having less grain to sell and consume later in the year. Second, grain prices are almost... More
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Join ACDI/VOCA and its affiliate Agribusiness Systems International for a discussion on the overlaps between market and food systems approaches to development and how understanding what they have in common may improve the way both systems function. We'll also explore macro trends in food security and urbanization's effect on nutrition-sensitive programming. Read more on the AV Voices Blog about "Balancing the Systems: Making Food and Market... More
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Despite global improvements in malnutrition and under-five mortality child Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) continues to be an ongoing and alarming problem in post-emergency and protracted crises. The Feinstein International Center recently released a discussion and related briefing paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and strategies for moving forward.  Join USAID's Center for Resilience and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts... More
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Join the Ag2Nut call to hear the Rodale Institute and The Plantrician Project share about their new collaboration to connect soil health to human health. The Rodale Institute is a non-profit organization that supports research and outreach on organic and regenerative farming. The institute's founder, J.I. Rodale, coined the term 'organic agriculture' and the institute's research has helped define the standards for it. On this call, they will... More
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Enteric infections are known to contribute to poor growth and development in children under two years, and can be reduced with optimal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). However, the direct link between WASH and child growth is less understood. The WASH-Benefits and the SHINE Trials, both recently completed, studied the impact of WASH and nutrition interventions delivered alone and in combination to test for synergistic effects on child... More
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
IFPRI, 1201 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Today, nearly 1 in 3 persons globally suffers from at least one form of malnutrition - undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, overweight or obesity - and a large part of the world's population is affected by diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The impacts of malnutrition on development, society, health, economies and well-being are serious and lasting, for individuals and their families, for communities and for countries.  The... More
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
This sees the launch of the IDS (Institute of Development Studies) Bulletin on Value Chains for Nutrition in South Asia.  This Bulletin presents the findings from four years of research developed under the research program Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA). It has been written by the LANSA consortium of research partners, from different countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UK, and USA). It is the first... More
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Despite the potential for intra-regional trade of gains to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice, these commercial transactions have been fraught with logistics challenges and non-tariff barriers. USAID's Trade and Investment Hubs are working to overcome these issues in coordination with government and private sector actors working in partnership with the Eastern Africa Gain Council (EAGC). Join Microlinks and Agrilinks for a... More
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
The USAID Feed the Future International Laboratory for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) will host a one-day symposium to contribute to the growing evidence base on the potential contribution of small-scale irrigation to agriculture-led growth, increased resilience and improved nutrition and livelihoods for African farmers. The symposium will share new perspectives on the current role and full potential of small-scale irrigation in African farming... More
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
USAID Office of Food for Peace, 555 12th Street NW, Concourse Level, Room C-14, Washington, DC 20002
Join the FAQR Project, funded by USAID/Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and implemented by TUFTS University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy with partners ACDI/VOCA, Save the Children and IRSS (Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante), for a dissemination of research results.  Results will focus on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four supplementary foods in the prevention of stunting and wasting in children 6 to 23... More
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433
Smallholder agriculture is the predominant form of farming in much of the developing world, yet production falls far short of potential due to a lack of access and rights to water for irrigation, flexible financing, technology, linkages to markets, and the capacity to manage production. Irrigation in agriuculture has tremendous potential to increase crop yields, support crop and livestock value chains, create livelihoods and reduce poverty and... More
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
A recent study commissioned by USAID's Center for Resilience demonstrates that investing in resilience and a more proactive response to avert humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa could reduce the cost to international donors by 30 percent, while also protecting billions of dollars of income and assets for households and communities impacted by droughts. Join Agrilinks and Microlinks as presenters share results from a recent cost-benefit... More