Stainglass depicting food being handed over (Image from the Borlaug Symposium)

SPRING Shares Approaches to Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture at International Food Assistance and Security Meeting

SPRING Director Carolyn Hart and Director of Food Security and Nutrition Heather Danton Discuss Connections Between Food Self-Sufficiency and Local Food Systems at Annual USDA/USAID Conference

SPRING joined a diverse gathering of nutrition and food security experts at the annual International Food Assistance and Security Conference hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture in Des Moines, Iowa, October 10-11, 2016. The conference is held in conjunction with the World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium and provides public- and private-sector partners an opportunity to discuss issues and challenges related to alleviating hunger. SPRING gave two presentations, offering a nutrition perspective in a global discussion about food security and ending extreme poverty.

SPRING Director Carolyn Hart presented on Food Self-Sufficiency vs Food and Nutrition Security, while SPRING Food Security and Nutrition Director Heather Danton presented on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and the Local Food Systems Approach. Policymakers and representatives from across sectors were in attendance at the conference, providing diverse perspectives on approaches to alleviating hunger and poverty.

Carolyn Hart's Presentation (PDF, 926 KB)

Heather Danton's Presentation (PDF, 2.04 MB)

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