Coming Up Workshop: The Agriculture Nutrition Nexus and the Way Forward
Informing Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Practice: Strengthening the Agriculture-Nutrition Nexus and Improving Outcomes
2 - 4 November 2015, UWI Cave Hill School of Business A, Barbados
This session is consistent with CTA’s commitment to a joint framework of action on Agriculture and nutrition: a common future, which includes improving “the knowledge and evidence base to maximise the impact of food and agricultural systems on nutrition”. It also reflects the priority given to strengthening the agriculture–nutrition nexus in the Caribbean and Pacific Regional Business Plans. CTA has carried out rapid scans in Haiti, St Lucia and Suriname in the Caribbean and in Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands in the Pacific. As the two regions face similar challenges and are both SIDS, it is worthwhile facilitating inter-regional cross-learning and development and endorsement of joint action within the spirit of the Intra- ACP Agricultural Policy Programme.
- To share lessons learned from CTA commissioned case studies on strengthening the agriculture/nutrition nexus in seven Caribbean and Pacific countries.
- To determine entry points for strengthening the agriculture-nutrition nexus, build consensus for joint action and validate CTA’s future interventions in this strategic intervention area in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions.
- To develop outlines for various policy briefs and other communication material on strengthening the agriculture/nutrition nexus targeting ACP policy and decision makers and the international development community.
CTA will bring together about 30–35 agriculture and food security experts, nutritionists, and policymakers from the seven focal countries involved in the CTA commissioned work on strengthening the agriculture and nutrition nexus as well as key European, Caribbean and Pacific experts and representatives of regional organizations involved in food security and nutrition programmes.
Judith Francis (CTA)