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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 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
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
IFPRI, 1201 Eye Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 and Online
The Hunger Project and IFPRI would like to invite you to this youth-led event that will feature a multigenerational dialogue about the urgent challenges in expanding opportunities in agriculture for today's youth, with questions put to high-level experts. What are the best practices that will foster youth buy-in to agriculture? How is globalized communication affecting youth goals? Can youth leadership and cross-sectoral partnerships be... More
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
International Rescue Committee (IRC), 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289
Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) will introduce you to the fundamentals of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and will help you to begin understanding it. No knowledge of CTP is required to do this course, so if you are a complete beginner don't worry, you are in the right place! By the end of the course, you'll be able to: defined cash transfer programming, including key terminology and definitions, and... More
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 and Online
In recent decades, arid and semi-arid rangelands in the Horn of Africa have experienced the effects of two related threats: 1) increasingly frequent and severe droughts amplified by climate change, and 2) outbreaks of conflict among pastoralist groups whose access to natural resources has been squeezed by population growth, land development, administrative boundaries, rangeland degradation, and erratic and extreme weather. Development... More
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Another ongoing and severe drought in East Africa has reopened debates on the viability of pastoralism, alternative livelihoods, and ways to support resilience. The Feinstein International Center has been studying these issues for more than 20 years and has documented changes over time in a synthesis report and briefing paper.  Join researchers from Feinstein, Emory University, and the Institute for Development Studies for a preview of this... More
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Much of the focus of resiliencce research and programming has focused on natural or environmental hazards, oftentimes overlooking the effects of conflict. The Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University invites you to join researchers and humanitarian practitioners for a discussion about how and why resilience building in this conflict settings is different. The panels will reflect on... More
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 and Online
The seminar will share the results of an assessment of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Marketplace for Nutritious Foods. Presenters from GAIN will provide context for the program, which works with small and medium enterprises to bring affordable nutritious food to market, and highlight challenges and achievements in measuring the impact of its programming after four years of operation in Kenya, Rwanda, and Mozambique. A seminar... More
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. It consists of four annual rounds of 5-6 Fellowships each year. Round 1 and Round 2 are no closed and Round 3 is in progress. Round 4 is currently open for applications - full proposals are... More
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Hemisphere Room, Concourse Level, Washington, DC 20004 and Online
Research institutions around the world are developing products to address some of agriculture's most pressing challenges, from weed-resistant seeds to pest-fighting hermetic storage bags. But how can researchers work with the private sector to make sure that products meet the real needs of farmers, and are commerically viable in the market? Join Agrilinks as they host this seminar that will present insights from a new report from the Feed the... More
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Extension and advisory services are powerful means to enable smallholder farmers in breaking the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. By providing farmers with knowledge and tools about modern agricultural practices and linking them to new technology, finance and market solutions, extension can be a critical force for ending hunger, achieving gender equality and promoting decent work and economic growth.  The Feed the Future's... More
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
The webinars invite early career researchers from across the ANH Academy and ANS membership to discuss research methodologies, metrics and policy implications of studies that seek to better understand, measure and analyze these linkages. The series is designed to foster meaningful, innovative and international peer-to-peer conversations by utilizing the global ANH Academy research network and ANS membership.  Learn more and register here.