Agriculture & Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries featuring the Global Nutrition Report 2015

Feb 11, 2016 - 01:00 pm MSK to Feb 12, 2016 - 12:00 am MSK

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), the World Bank, and the CGIAR Research Programs on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety net and nutrition outcomes at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. It will bring together various stakeholders from the research, government, and donor communities to exchange and review knowledge, ongoing research efforts, identify gaps for improvement and future research in the region. The objective of the event is to help raise awareness about the importance of nutrition and to make development in the region more nutrition sensitive. The event is being held with financial support from the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

The conference will cover:

  • Key findings from the Global Nutrition Report (2015) focusing on agriculture & food systems, climate change, nutrition-specific interventions and social safety net in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. 
  • A Panel Session, which consist of policymakers, researchers and representatives of international organizations, with specific focus on nutrition-specific program and social protection policies in the region. 
  • Evidence-based research presentations and discussions on impact of climate change on nutrition and vice-versa, as well as agriculture-nutrition linkages.