New Commitments to Combat Malnutrition

argylesock says… This looks so good. To me. But I’m in one of the G8 countries, and don’t presume to speak for poor people. How do these ‘commitments to combat malnutrition’ look to people in the countries they target?

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Speaking today at the event “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science,” Rachel Kyte, Chair of the CGIAR Fund Council and World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, announced CGIAR’s commitment to spend at least US$400 million on nutrition-relevant agricultural research for the next 3 years, while the UK and Canadian governments announced new funding to CGIAR to support this work.

Organized by the UK Government in advance of the G8 Summit and co-hosted by the Government of Brazil and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the high-level meeting sought ambitious policy and financial commitments to improve nutrition of the poor, recognizing that in order to alleviate poverty, foster economic growth and development, and give every human being the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life, we have to make good nutrition a top political…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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