UN organisations meet in Rome for a workshop on nutrition sensitive agriculture
On 24 July 2014, IFAD hosted an intensive training workshop for nutrition experts in Rome on the importance of nutrition-sensitive agriculture. The 4 day session was described by Bibi Giyose, senior nutrition policy advisor at FAO, as an example of UN agencies working together for one big cause. Agronomists, nutritionists, economists and agricultural investment planners from several continents participated in the workshop. The training session included discussion about how the connection between nutrition and agriculture is not simple and how a comprehensive model of agricultural development is needed. The model should encompass other sectors and consider the social context, notably the status of women, as well as environmental conservation and biodiversity.
Read more about the the meeting at IFAD