This week is the Global Launch Week for the 2016 Global Nutrition Report From promise to impact: Ending malnutrition by 2030. Since its first edition in 2014, the Global Nutrition Report has been creating a culture of accountability to help attain nutrition security for all.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
In a February 2012 speech, Bill Gates declared, “If you care about the poorest, you care about agriculture. Investments in agriculture are the best weapons against hunger and poverty, and they have made life better for billions of people.”
For many years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been actively working with IFPRI to bring this vision into action, focusing on sustainable agricultural growth, investment in agricultural research, provision of safety nets to strengthen resilience, prioritization of nutrition interventions for women and children, property rights and management of natural resources, and much more. Together, BMGF and IFPRI have produced cutting-edge research and set measurable targets for increasing agricultural productivity.
Highlights of this innovative collaboration is in this brochure.
Ending hunger and undernutrition are critical to poverty reduction. In order to achieve these goals, policymakers and stakeholders must look to agriculture.
IFPRI leads a project that was launched in 2011, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and that provides policy research, capacity building, and policy communications support to the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).
Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN) is a four-year initiative that builds evidence on effective ways to improve nutrition and supports the use of this evidence in decisionmaking.
What lies behind the enduring paradox of persistent undernutrition in a rapidly growing economy? How can we bridge the agriculture-nutrition disconnect? Addressing such concerns was the primary goal of the TANDI project (Tackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India)
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