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The Rome-based agencies – Bioversity International, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) – invite you to learn how countries can work through agriculture to fulfill global and national commitments in nutrition.

Where: IUNS 21st ICN, Hotel Sheraton, Room 7, Retiro C, Track 8
When: Tuesday 17 October 11:30 – 13:30
Please check final programme on site in case of room changes

This event is held within:
International Congress of Nutrition
October 15-20, 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visit the official IUNS 21st ICN website


The Role of Agriculture in Improving Nutrition in the Global Context: Commitments, Guidelines and the Rome-Based Agencies
Charlotte Dufour,
Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems Advisor
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What to Do: Frameworks and Evidence for Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems
James Garrett
Senior Research Fellow
Bioversity International
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How to Do It Better: Innovative Research and Communications for Healthy Diets and Sustainable Agriculture and Food System 
Gina Kennedy 
Senior Scientist
Bioversity International
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Project Design, Implementation, and Policy Engagement for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture
Juliane Friedrich
Senior Technical Specialist, Nutrition
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Getting It Done: Frameworks, Approaches, and Tools for National Capacities in Agriculture and Nutrition
Nancy Aburto
Chief and Head, Nutrition-Specific Unit
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For more information about this event, please contact:
James Garrett, Senior Research Fellow, Bioversity International


Rome-based Agency Collaborations

Bioversity International

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

More information here:

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • Mapping Nutrition-Sensitive Interventions in East and Southern Africa (ESA)  Full report
  • Toolkit on Integrated Homestead Food Production (IHFP)
    Analyses of the benefits and advantages of IHFP as well as the challenges and constraints
    How to do note:
    provides operational guidance on how to design and implement projects that  incorporate IHFP
    Lessons learned:
    provides highlights of past experience and lessons learned on IHFP

World Food Programme (WFP)