The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the 1,000 Days Partnership co-hosted an event on March 21st, 2013. The aim of this event was to further the discussion on agriculture, nutrition and health and explore potential partnerships and collaborations.
Agriculture has made remarkable advances in the past decades, but progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers in developing countries is lagging behind. Research leaders from A4NH along with advocacy and implementing organizations spoke on filling the existing gaps between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits. Three panels focused on agriculture-nutrition related value-chains, policies and programs and were followed by questions and discussion. The aim of the event was to explore partnerships to better adapt and redesign agricultural practices, interventions and policies to maximize health and nutrition benefits and reduce health risks.