Workshop: Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis

When: July 14, 2009 - July 16, 2009 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Kaiser Family Foundation (Barbara Jordan Conference Center) • 1330 G St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005

Topics Food and Nutrition, Global Health, Public Health
Activity: Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis: A Workshop
Boards: Board on Global Health, Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

This 3-day meeting convened by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine explored the implications of the recent global food price increase and economic crisis on nutrition and health. International presenters discussed the effects of the economic and food price crises on nutrition; nutrition surveillance; responses to the crises on individual country and global levels; U.S. policies surrounding the crises; and actions to mitigate the current crises as well as prevent future crises.

Speakers included:

  • Catherine Bertini & Dan Glickman, Chicago Initiative on Global Agricultural Development
  • Hans Timmer, World Bank
  • David Nabarro, UN Task Force on Global Food Security Crisis
  • Reynaldo Martorell, Emory University
  • Representative James McGovern, Roadmap to End Global Hunger
  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University
  • Marie Ruel, IFPRI
  • Ricardo Uauy, University of Chile; London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine 

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