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About the Conference

The links between agriculture, nutrition, and health have important consequences for the lives of poor people around the world. In February 2011, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a global policy consultation “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health,” in New Delhi, India, in order to bring these sectors together and   unleash the potential of agriculture to improve human nutrition and health. Now, there is serious need to see how best the key recommendations from this global conference can be translated to the country specific level. There are various experiences in Malawi that can provide a starting point to guide and inform on how to create more synergies between agriculture, nutrition and health.

On September 26-27, 2011, IFPRI’s Malawi office and its 2020 Vision Initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and supported by USAID and Irish Aid’s offices in Malawi, will hold a conference in Lilongwe, Malawi, that will bring together key players on agriculture, nutrition and health. Participants will:

• Explore the challenges and opportunities Malawi will face in the coming years in linking agriculture, nutrition, and health;
• Learn from global, regional, and national case studies;
• Evaluate key instruments for making the links; and
• Develop an Action Plan that will identify emerging opportunities and strategies for helping the sectors work better together.
The conference is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, please email Mr. Klaus Droppelmann at