publication • Friday, October 14th 2016
Grasscutters, Clinics and Spiderplants
The multi-sectoral nature of scaling up production and utilization of nutritious foods
Committee on World Food Security (CFS 43) Side Event on Wednesday October 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Achieving good nutrition through sustainable diets requires inter-sectoral action at national and sub-national levels. This event will explore how to achieve this with concrete examples of tools and approaches that have catalyzed multi-sectoral collaboration for nutrition in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda (including a new video on World Vision's nutrition eLearning courses). It will also illustrate how links with ongoing initiatives such as the SUN Movement, strengthening capacity through FAO, and collaboration with national governments are important. Featured panelists will share their experiences to kick off a lively debate on using multi-sectoral coordinated mechanisms to scale up production and utilisation of nutritious foods.
Boitshepo Bibi Giyose – Senior Nutrition Officer for Policy and Programmes, Nutrition Division, FAO
Jean-Marc Faures – Food and Agriculture Organisation
Victor Wasike – Bioversity International, Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project
Miriam Yiannakis – World Vision
Representative – Scaling Up Nutrition Movement
Maarten De Groot – Government of Canada