The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development in conjunction with the Hunger Alliance are to hold an event in the House of Lords launching a new policy brief, Small Scale - Big Impact: The Contribution of Small Scale Agriculture to Improving Nutrition.
The brief and discussion to follow will address key issues on how small scale agriculture is important in improving food and nutrition security, in what ways it can achieve this, and what are the challenges in implementing.
The event will hear from Panellists including: Steve Wiggins, Research Fellow, ODI; Gregory Barrow, Head of UK and Republic of Ireland's Office, WFP; and Richard Longhurst, Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies.
The launch of this brief comes at an opportune moment as Britain prepares to host the G8 Hunger Summit in June. The Enough food for everyone IF Campaign which launched in January, has also highlighted the importance of investing in smallholder agriculture for food and nutrition security. The Brief is based on research commissioned by the Hunger Alliance to understand the contribution of smallholder farmers to better nutrition. The research was undertaken by Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats of the Overseas Development Institute.
The event is to take place on Monday, 29, April, 2013, 6.00pm-8.00pm at the House of Lords - Committee Room 2A, Visitors' Entrance, Cromwell Green.
The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger are excited to announce that the 15th annual Global Child Nutrition Forum will be held in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil, May 20-24, 2013.
This year’s program, “School Feeding as a National Investment: How to Achieve It,” will continue its emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and will also convene high level technical, government and development partners from countries worldwide.
GCNF’s School Feeding Toolkit will help countries develop a plan for establishing and expanding sustainable school feeding programme, and panel discussions and breakout sessions will highlight exactly how social safety nets and economic development can be linked via national school feeding programmes.
A day long field trip to local schools and farmers cooperatives as well as an ongoing Market Place exhibit where companies and organizations can showcase their goods and services will bring the school feeding supply chain to life.
GCNF - The Global Child Nutrition Foundation was created in 2006 with the mission of expanding opportunities for the world’s children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. It continues and expands upon the work of the Global Child Nutrition Forum, formerly conducted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Created in 1946, SNA advocates healthy nutrition for every child in the United States.
WFP Centre of Excellence - The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger is born of a partnership between the Government of Brazil and the World Food Programme to enable capacity development of national governments in the areas of school feeding, nutrition, and food security. The Centre of Excellence will have an initial focus on school feeding.