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Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets: The View from the World’s Science Academies

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) are co-organizing a policy seminar, Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Health, Sustainable Diets: The View from the World's Science Academies to be held on February 14, 2019 at the IFPRI headquarters. Please register here.

IAP recently brought together its four regional networks of science academies for a project aimed at sparking a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today.  This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice.


Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership 


Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany


Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand


Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI