Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research - Science Forum 2013
The Science Forum series is a flagship event that was initiated by the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) in 2009 under its remit of Mobilizing Science. It serves as a means to reach out to scientists and scientific communities largely external to the CGIAR, but who have potentially important contributions to make to the CGIAR research portfolio and its system level objectives of improving food security, human nutrition and health, alleviation of poverty and environmental sustainability.
This year's program will feature leading perspectives on research needs, evidence and methods to better understand the contribution and impact of agriculture in improving nutrition and health. Solutions are likely to be multi-disciplinary and not homogenous across all developing countries, i.e. differing between low income, middle income and countries in transition. The role of the plenary sessions will be to raise the big questions in testing concepts, pathways and assumptions, followed by breakout sessions delving into these topics. Based upon an in-depth examination of individual issues, the breakout sessions will report back to the plenary providing opportunity for broad discussion. The intent of the Forum is to stimulate provocative and productive dialogue, thereby moving away from advocacy-type presentations and focusing more on the research agenda.
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