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THEME OF THE DAY: Where are we now in terms of evidence? What do we know and what do we need to know?

10:00-10:45 Opening Session

Chair:

Maggie Gill, ISPC Council Member and Science Forum 2013 Chair
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Speakers:

Ken Cassman, ISPC Chair, Ingolf Dietrich; Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ), Germany

Welcome to the Science Forum 2013 - Slides | PDF

Links to earlier nutrition meetings/initiatives

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Video

10:45-12:15 Plenary session

What do we know about nutrition and health outcomes of agriculture?

Chair:

Joachim Von Braun, University of Bonn, Germany

10:45-12:15 Keynote Lecture

Patrick Webb, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA
Agriculture and Nutrition: What do we know now, and what do we still need to know?. More... | Slides | Video | PDF

Respondent

Lindsay Allen, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research and Nutrition: What we know and what we don't know | Slides | Video | PDF

Respondent:

Chizuru Nishida, World Health Organization (WHO) | Video | PDF

Science Forum 2013: Questions to breakout sessions

Questions to breakout sessions - Slides

Questions day 2 - PDF

13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 1: Under-nutrition

What evidence do we have, what do we need to have and how do we get it, in relation to under-nutrition (stunting and micronutrients) and what that means for agricultural research programs?

Coordinator

Suneetha Kadiyala, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK

Background and scope | Feedback from breakout session - Slides | PDF

Speakers

  • Anna Herforth, Independent Consultant, USA 
    Agriculture-nutrition evidence base: getting to where we want to be starting from where we are | Slides | PDF
  • Lynn Brown, World Bank 
    Gender, Agriculture, Nutrition | Slides | PDF
  • Alan Dangour, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK;
    Methods, metrics and meta-analysis in agriculture-nutrition research | Slides | PDF
  • Derek Headey, IFPRI
    The economics of agriculture and nutrition: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications | Slides | PDF

Panelists

  • Matin Qaim, University of Gottingen; Germany | Slides | PDF
  • Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University USA | Slides | PDF
  • Jemimah Njuki, CARE | Slides | PDF

Panel discussion reflecting on Day 1 proceedings and presenting a way forward to strengthen agriculture-nutrition research

13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 2: Non-Communicable Diseases

What evidence do we have, what we need to have and how do we get it, in relation to non-communicable diseases and what that means for agricultural research?

Coordinator:

K. Srinath Reddy, World Heart Federation

Background and scope | Slides | PDF

Speakers:

  • Corinna Hawkes, World Cancer Research Fund International
    Increasing the effectiveness of policies to address NCDs through coherence in food value chains: what do we need to do to develop a useful evidence base? . More... | Slides | PDF
  • Jaap Siedall, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Chizuru Nishida, WHO
    WHO's perspective on diet, nutrition and prevention of NCDs | Slides | PDF
  • Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Diets and incidence of NCDs | Slides | PDF

13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 3: Diet Diversification

Agricultural approaches to making diets more diverse: what do they contribute to the consumption of a balanced diet by women and children?

Coordinator

Robert Mwadime, USAID Community, Connector Project, Uganda

Background and scope

Speakers

  • Edmond Dounias, IRD & CIFOR, France
    Role of indigenous [forgotten] foods (plants and animals) in food diversification: what don’t we know (domestication? value chain?) More... | Slides | PDF
  • Howarth Bouis, IFPRI (Tuesday)
    Dietary Diversity | Slides | PDF
  • Inge Brouwer, Wageningen University, Netherlands;
    The dietary diversity, agriculture and nutrition nexus: what are the gaps in knowledge? . More... | Slides | PDF
  • Alida Melse-Boonstra, Wageningen University, Netherlands (Tuesday)
    The yellow fleshed cassava and its contribution to improve vitamin A status in rural communities: and what of other micronutrients?
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish 
    The role of fish for nutrition and health More... | Slides | PDF
  • Amy Ickowitz, CIFOR
    Role for forests for nutrition. More... | PDF
  • Céline Termote, Bioversity International Nutrition sensitive landscapes and sustainable diets | Slides | PDF

13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 4: Food Safety

Research to support agricultural approaches to enhancing food safety along value chains

Coordinator:

Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Research for Agricultural Approaches in Farm to Fork Management of Food Safety | Slides | PDF

Background and scope | Feedback from breakout session - Slides | Feedback - PDF

Speakers

Panelists

  • Laurian Unnevehr, IFPRI
  • Thomas Randolph, CGIAR Research programme on Livestock and Fish
  • Wycliffe Kumwende, NAFSAM, Malawi
  • Mweshi Mukanga, Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia

13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 5: Policy and Institutional Approaches

Policy and institutional approaches in nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Coordinator

Bhavani Shankar, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), UK and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Background and scope | Policy and Institutional Approaches - Feedback from breakout session - Slides | Slides 2 | Feedback - PDF

Speakers:

  • Linda Fulponi, OECD (Chair)
  • Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI
    Tackling Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnects in South Asia: Policy and Politics. More... | Slides | PDF
  • S. Chandasekhar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India;
    Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages and Policies in India. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Bhavani Shankar, LCIRAH
    Policy Evaluation in the Agriculture-Nutrition Space: A Review. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Jody Harris, IFPRI & LCIRAH
    Food, health and care: Assessing intersectoral coordination for nutrition. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Patrick Webb, Tufts University, USA
    Policies and Institutions: Perspectives from the Nutrition Innovation Lab . More... | Slides | PDF

16:45-18:15 Plenary session: Gender and Nutrition

Chair:

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Main Presentation

Jemimah Njuki, CARE

Gender, Women’s Empowerment and Links to Agriculture and Nutrition Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF

Case studies

  • Nozomi Kawarazuka, University of East Anglia
    Understanding Gender Relations" case study presentation Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF
  • Bader Mahaman, Action contre la Faim Contribution of the NCA Research Project to Gender and Nutrition | Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF

Commentator

Esi Colecraft, University of Ghana
| Video - Science Forum 2013 commentator on Plenary

THEME OF THE DAY: How do we evaluate what is working and how do we use this knowledge to inform future investments?

8:30-10:00 Plenary Session: Evaluating nutrition and health outcomes

Chair:

Corinna Hawkes, World Cancer Research Fund International 

Main Presentation

How to evaluate nutrition and health impacts of agricultural innovations

Matin Qaim, University of Gottingen, Germany

Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF

Respondent

Linxiu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Better Nutrition and Health through Impact Evaluation | Slides | PDF

Case study

Shibani Ghosh, Tufts University, USA
Studying Effectiveness: considerations in research design and implementatio | Slides | Video | PDF

10:30-12:00 Breakout Session 1: Under-nutrition (continued from previous day)

What evidence do we have, what do we need to have and how do we get it, in relation to under-nutrition (stunting and micronutrients) and what that means for agricultural research programs?

Coordinator

Suneetha Kadiyala, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK

Background and scope | Summary of findings - slides | Under-nutrition: Feedback from breakout session - Slides | PDF

Speakers

  • Anna Herforth, Independent Consultant, USA 
    Agriculture-nutrition evidence base: getting to where we want to be starting from where we are | Slides | PDF
  • Lynn Brown, World Bank 
    Gender, Agriculture, Nutrition | Slides | PDF
  • Alan Dangour, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK;
    Methods, metrics and meta-analysis in agriculture-nutrition research | Slides | PDF
  • Derek Headey, IFPRI
    The economics of agriculture and nutrition: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications | Slides | PDF

Panelists

  • Matin Qaim, University of Gottingen; Germany | Slides | PDF
  • Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University USA | Slides | PDF
  • Jemimah Njuki, CARE | Slides | PDF

Panel discussion reflecting on Day 1 proceedings and presenting a way forward to strengthen agriculture-nutrition research. | Panel 1 feedback - PDF

10:30-12:00 Breakout Session 2: Non-Communicable Diseases (continued)

What evidence do we have, what we need to have and how do we get it, in relation to non-communicable diseases and what that means for agricultural research?

Coordinator

K. Srinath Reddy, World Heart Federation

Background and scope | Slides | PDF

Speakers:

  • Corinna Hawkes, World Cancer Research Fund International
    Increasing the effectiveness of policies to address NCDs through coherence in food value chains: what do we need to do to develop a useful evidence base? . More... | Slides | PDF
  • Jaap Siedall, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Chizuru Nishida, WHO
    WHO's perspective on diet, nutrition and prevention of NCDs | Slides | PDF
  • Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Diets and incidence of NCDs | Slides | PDF

10:30-12:00 Breakout Session 3: Diet Diversification (continued)

Agricultural approaches to making diets more diverse: what do they contribute to the consumption of a balanced diet by women and children?

Coordinator

Robert Mwadime, USAID Community Connector Project, Uganda

Background and scope

Speakers

  • Edmond Dounias, IRD & CIFOR, France
    Role of indigenous [forgotten] foods (plants and animals) in food diversification: what don’t we know (domestication? value chain?) More... | Slides | PDF
  • Howarth Bouis, IFPRI; (Tuesday)
    Dietary Diversity | Slides | PDF
  • Inge Brouwer, Wageningen University, Netherlands;
    The dietary diversity, agriculture and nutrition nexus: what are the gaps in knowledge?. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Alida Melse-Boonstra, Wageningen University, Netherlands; (Tuesday)
    The yellow fleshed cassava and its contribution to improve vitamin A status in rural communities: and what of other micronutrients?
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish
    The role of fish for nutrition and health. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Amy Ickowitz, CIFOR
    Role for forests for nutrition. More... | PDF
  • Céline Termote, Bioversity International Nutrition sensitive landscapes and sustainable diets | Slides | PDF

10:30-12:00 Breakout Session 4: Food Safety (continued)

Research to support agricultural approaches to enhancing food safety along value chains

Coordinator

Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Research for Agricultural Approaches in Farm to Fork Management of Food Safety | Slides | PDF

Background and scope | Food Safety: Feedback from breakout session - Slides | Feedback - PDF

Speakers

Panelists

  • Laurian Unnevehr, IFPRI
  • Thomas Randolph, CGIAR Research programme on Livestock and Fish
  • Wycliffe Kumwende, NAFSAM, Malawi
  • Mweshi Mukanga, Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia

10:30-12:00 Breakout Session 5: Policy and Institutional Approaches (continued)

Coordinator

Bhavani Shankar, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health, and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Background and scope | Policy and Institutional Approaches - Feedback from breakout session - Slides | Slides 2 | Feedback - PDF | Session 5 feedback - PDF

Speakers:

  • Linda Fulponi, OECD (Chair)
  • Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI
    Tackling Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnects in South Asia: Policy and Politics. More... | Slides | PDF
  • S. Chandasekhar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India;
    Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages and Policies in India. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Bhavani Shankar, LCIRAH
    Policy Evaluation in the Agriculture-Nutrition Space: A Review. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Jody Harris, IFPRI & LCIRAH
    Food, health and care: Assessing intersectoral coordination for nutrition. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Patrick Webb, Tufts University, USA
    Policies and Institutions: Perspectives from the Nutrition Innovation Lab More... | Slides | PDF

14:15-17:00 Break-out Session 6: Private Sector

A dialogue on partnership models, examples and practices for sustainably improved agriculture and nutrition

Coordinator:

Andreas Blüthner, BASF/University of Mannheim Germany

Background and scope

Speakers:

  • Hans Biesalski, University of Hohenheim, Germany
    How Science and Partnerships Can Improve the Agricultural and Nutrition Value Chain | Slides | PDF
  • Bonnie McClafferty, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
    Partnerships and Business Models for Delivery of Nutritious Foods to those in Need | Slides | PDF
  • Florian Schweigert, University of Postdam, Germany
  • Albert Tchamdja, Foods Industries and Food Fortification specialist, Togo
    Staple Foods Fortification Experience in Togo | Slides | PDF
  • Chris Roth, Maeva Group, Mozambique

14:15-17:00 Break-out Session 7: Facilitating Research Uptake

Moving the message beyond research and highlighting the importance of considering the empowerment of decision-making within households

Coordinator:

Myriam Ait-Aissa, Action Contre la Faim

Background and scope

Speakers:

  • Christine Okali, Institute of Development Studies, UK
    Gender Planning Framework. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Jennifer Nielsen, HKI
    Enhanced Homestead Food Production and Women’s Empowerment. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Mara van den Bold and Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI
    Women empowerment and nutrition – concepts and evidence More... | Slides | PDF

14:15-17:00 Break-out Session 8: Value Chains

Leveraging value chains for better nutrition and food safety: lessons for CGIAR research. To enhance our insights in the applicability of value chain concepts, methodologies and tools in nutrition and health related CGIAR research projects

Coordinator:

Jacques Trienekens, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Background and scope | Leveraging Value Chains for Better Nutrition and Food Safety Lessons for CGIAR Research - PDF | Slides - Value Chains - Feedback from breakout session

Speakers:

  • Jason Donovan, ICRAF
    Leveraging Fruit Value Chains for Better Diets in Lima, Peru. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Laurian Unnevehr, IFPRI
    Using Markets to Promote a Healthy Dietary Transition. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Alan de Brauw, IFPRI
    Bio-fortification, Crop Adaption and Health Information. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Delia Grace, ILRI
    Using Value Chains to Leverage Food Safety in Informal Markets. More... | Slides | PDF

14:15-17:00 Break-out Session 9: Farm Size, Urbanization and Productivity

How current trends in farm size and urbanization affect the links between local agriculture, human nutrition and health in Africa and Asia, to identify how agricultural research could become increasingly tailored to the specific needs of particular locations.

| Commentary and Synthesis - PDF

Coordinator:

William Masters, Tufts University, USA
. More...

John McDermott, CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (Chair);

Background and scope

Speakers:

  • Will Masters, Tufts University, USA;
    Synthesis of ISPC Foresight Study Results on Farm Size and Agriculture-Nutrition linkages . More... | Slides | PDF
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Lund University, Sweden;
    Geographic and Demographic Perspectives on Farm Size and Agriculture-Nutrition linkages. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Doug Gollin, ISPC Council Member;
    Economic Perspectives on Farm Size and Agriculture-Nutrition linkages. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Ken Giller, Wageningen University, Netherlands
    Farming Systems and Agronomic Perspectives on Changes in Farm Size . More... | Slides | PDF

14:15-17:00 Break-out Session 10: Economic Implications

Analysis of economic implications of shifting investments in the primary production to better meet healthy dietary needs

Coordinator:

Linda Fulponi, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Yurie Tanimichi-Hoberg, World Bank

Background and scope | Economic Implications Feedback from breakout session - Slides | PDF

Speakers:

  • Benoy Barman, WorldFish
    Small Fish in Improving Nutrition, Increasing Incomes and Developing Downstream Market linkages More... | Slides | PDF
  • Victor Afari-Sefa, AVRDC
    Impact assessment of traditional vegetable production on livelihoods and nutritional outcomes in Tanzania. More... | Slides | PDF
  • Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, FAO
    Livestock Ownership and Consumption of Animal-source Foods in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Do the Data Say?  | PDF More... | Slides
  • Thomas Randolph, CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish
    Supporting the Pro-poor Transformation of Smallholder based Animal Source Food Systems.  More...

17:15-18:00 Plenary

Reporting back from breakout sessions 6-10

Chair:

Marlene Diekmann, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany

Video - Reporting back from breakout sessions 6-10 on key findings and ways forward | Video 2

THEME OF THE DAY: What do we need to do now and how are we going to do it?

9:00-11:00 Plenary Session: Regional Perspectives on Nutrition and Health Outcomes

The session will highlight the diversity of needs between different regions and the spectrum of partners needed to deliver a multi-sectoral approach drawing on different disciplines.

Chair:

Kevin Cleaver, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Main Speaker 1

Lawrence Haddad, Institute of Development Studies, UK
Bigger Impacts of Agriculture on Nutrition
More... | Slides | Video | PDF

Main Speaker 2

Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University, USA
Agricultural Pathways to improved nutrition: getting policies right
More... | Video | PDF

Case studies

  • Frederick Grant, Helen Keller International 
    Nutrition and Health Outcomes | Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF
  • Katherine Gray-Donald, McGill University, Canada
    Linking Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Abstract | Slides | Video | PDF

11:30-12:45 Plenary: Way Forward

What is the way forward, new research and innovative approaches for impact | Video

Chair:

Matthew Keyes, European Commission

Panel Discussion

Panelists

  • John McDermott, CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
  • Frank Rijsberman, CGIAR Consortium
  • Stefan Schmitz, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ), Germany

closing remarks

  • Ken Cassman, ISPC Chair 

| Video - Science Forum 2013 - Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research

14:00-17:00 Early Career Scientists - Exploring Opportunities

Opportunity for early career scientists to engage and discuss with leading experts their research ideas and innovative partnerships

Chair:

Chair: Maggie Gill, ISPC Council Member and Science Forum 2013 Chair

| ISPC Final remarks on Science Forum - Slides

EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS

Open to all participants

Panelists and breakout group leaders:

  • Linley Chiwona Karltun, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden;
  • Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University, USA;
  • Jemimah Njuki, CARE;
  • Patrick Webb, Tufts University, USA;
  • Robert Mwadime, USAID Community Connector Project, Uganda
  • Simone Kriesemer, University of Hohenheim, Germany 

Science Fair

ISPC
Final Remarks on the Science Fair 2013 PDF

  • Abu Hayat Md Saiful Islam
    The-Performance of Integrated Agriculture with Aquaculture PDF
  • Ajjamada Kushalappa
    Increased Food Security of Indigenous Communities in Colombia through Potatoe Production an Human Nutrition - PDF
  • Barbara Vincenti Ewa Hermanovicz
    Forest Foods for Sustainable Diets PDF
  • Brain Thompson
    Preparations for and Organazation of Joint FAOWHO Second Conference on Nutrition PDF
  • Brian Thompson
    Adressing Malnutrition trough Nutrition Enhancing Agriculture and Food Based Approaches PDF
  • Casey Johnson
    Lentils A Prebiotic Rich Whole Food for Reducing Obesity and NCDs PDF
  • Charity Musembi
    Development of a Babyfood from Mangoes and Sweetpotatoes PDF
  • Dil Thavarajah
    Biofortification of Pulse Crops PDF
  • Emanuela Torelli and Dr Mohamed Yassin
    Capacity Building To Mitigate Mycotoxin Impact On Children Health In East Africa PDF
  • Eva Weltzien
    Nutrition Field Schools PDF
  • Fardous MS Azam
    A Study on Famine and Wild Food Plants in a Climate Vulnerable Northern Part of Bangladesh PDF
  • Fleur Woutrese
    Is Morbidity Technology ChangingEvidence from Burkina Faso PDF
  • Katja Kehlenbeck
    Fruit Tree Diversity on Farms and its Role for Enhancing Year Round Food and Nutrition Security PDF
  • Marguerite Belobo Mbia
    Forest Products for Diversified and Balanced Diet sPDF
  • Oloyede
    Antioxidants in Pumpkin Plant Parts as Influenced by Agronomic Practices PDF
  • Rebecca McGee
    Evaluation of Lentil Germplasm for Arsenic Uptake PDF
  • Zione Kalumikiza
    Dairy Intensification Household Incomes and Child Nutritional Status PDF