Policy dialogue: Improving Food Security, Diets, and Nutrition through Multi-Sectoral Action

Improving food security and nutrition requires coordinated multi-sectoral action—something which carries an array of complexities and challenges in order to be done effectively. To tackle these challenges and pave a path towards better food security and nutrition, the Malawi offices of Save the Children and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are convening a technical and policy discussion, “Improving Food Security, Diets, and Nutrition through Multi-Sectoral Action: New evidence, challenges, and opportunities.”

The half-day event will take place on 30 May 2017 at the Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, 8:00am-2:00pm, followed by lunch. Together, IFPRI and Save the Children will present new evidence and programmatic experience for what has worked in terms of multi-sectoral approaches to improve food security and nutrition. The event will engage stakeholders to deliberate on how to apply the learning to ongoing government policies and programs.

Specifically, the objectives of this event are:

  • Review and validate new evidence from multi-sectoral programs in Malawi;
  • Highlight programmatic and research-based suggestions for stronger multi-sectoral action towards improved food security and nutrition; and
  • Discuss implications for strengthening multi-sectoral policy engagement and uptake of research findings.

Presentations will cover scale-up platforms in which nutrition-sensitive interventions have been implemented and tested, as well as discussions on strengthening agriculture and nutrition extension services, and gender and nutrition linkages, among other topics.

The guest of honour will be Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development, the honourable, Mrs. Erica Maganga.

** Interested attendees are welcome to send inquiries to the IFPRI-Lilongwe office via email