Project profile — Conference: Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health


IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute (51001)
2011-02-08 - 2011-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• America, regional (15.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Europe, regional (5.00%)
• Africa, regional (50.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (30.00%)
• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (30.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project enabled the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to hold the conference “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health” in New Delhi, India, from February 10 to 12, 2011. The conference is one in a series of high-level dialogues that are convened periodically to examine key issues under the auspices of IFPRI’s “Vision 2020 Initiative”. Approximately 1,000 experts, including academics, civil society and private sector representatives as well as government officials, met in New Delhi to discuss the interactions among agriculture, nutrition and health. Participants helped to clarify how to strenthen the linkages between these three areas, shared best practices in policies and programs, and identified priorities to leverage agriculture for health and nutrition.

Expected results 


Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $250,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
08-02-2011 Commitment $250,000
09-02-2011 Disbursement $250,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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