Making Policy Research Conducive to Policy Change: No Simple Recipe!

(Cross-posted on the PIM website.) How can research generate policy-relevant evidence? How can we increase the likelihood that evidence is used effectively by decision-makers? How can researchers ensure that research serves as a “catalyst” to boost the effectiveness of policies and programs? From November 18-20th, a group of more than 50 policy experts, researchers, and practitioners from >> Read more

Call for Abstracts on Agri-Food Policy & Governance for Nutrition and Health

The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), a partner of A4NH, is inviting the submission of abstracts for its 4th Annual Research Conference, to be held at Birkbeck College in London, from June 3-4th, 2014. This year’s theme is agri-food policy and governance for nutrition and health.

Policy briefs highlight solutions to improve food safety

(Washington, DC)- Aflatoxins—naturally occurring fungal toxins that contaminate grains and other crops— pose one of the world’s most significant food safety risks, particularly in developing countries. On November 5, IFPRI will launch a series of 19 policy briefs on managing aflatoxins as part of IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative and under the auspices of the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program >> Read more

4th Program Management Committee & Center Focal Point Meeting Held in Kenya

(Naivasha, Kenya) From October 7-9th, the Program Management Committee (PMC) and Center Focal Points (CFPs) for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) met in Naivasha, Kenya for their fourth biannual meeting. Together, the PMC and CFPs help drive the program by overseeing planning, management, and evaluation activities. These meetings provide >> Read more