U.S. Global Nutrition Investments: The Lynchpin for Achieving Broader Health and Development Goals

Efforts to improve nutrition are among the most transformative and cost-effective interventions in global health and food security. Affecting one in three people globally, malnutrition is inherently intertwined with other pressing health and development challenges. As the single largest donor to global nutrition efforts, the United States plays a critical role in addressing malnutrition and advocating greater global support. Uganda, as a focal country of U.S. nutrition, health, food security, and agriculture initiatives, provides a specific lens through which to assess U.S. support and global opportunities for advancing nutrition. The CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the CSIS Global Food Security Project are co-hosting this event to launch their report from a recent research trip to the country and discuss the future of nutrition as a priority within U.S. development assistance policy.

Opening Remarks

Kimberly Flowers
Director, Global Food Security Project & Humanitarian Agenda

Panel Discussion

Alma Crumm Golden
Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Robert Mwadime
Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Community and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Meera Shekar
Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank


Sara M. Allinder
Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
For more information, or to register, please visit: https://www.csis.org/node/47407
Event will be webcast

Towards a Food Secure Future: Lessons from CIFSRF and beyond

Join IDRC and Global Affairs Canada in celebrating the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund’s (CIFSRF) achievements at the event “Towards a Food Secure Future: Lessons from CIFSRF and beyond.”

Over the course of nine years, CIFSRF aimed to improve food security and nutrition with applied, collaborative, results-oriented research to inform development practice. Implemented by IDRC and Global Affairs Canada, this CA$124 million fund supported 39 projects in 24 countries.

This event will showcase CIFSRF’s extensive innovations that range from:

  • new livestock vaccines;
  • nanotechnology;
  • improved fisheries,
  • aquaculture and home-gardens;
  • climate-resistant seed varieties;
  • low-cost machinery to reduce women’s drudgery; and
  • fortified salt and oil.

High-level experts and experienced stakeholders will explore how CIFSRF’s results can inform and help to improve our global food systems, including the role of women and girls in enacting change. Farmers and emerging Southern researchers will also offer their perspective on how CIFSRF has impacted their lives.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Starvation: a weapon of war that could kill 590,000 children by the end of 2018

Starvation being used as a weapon of war has become the new normal, according to Save the Children. Its analysis shows more than half a million infants in conflict zones could die of malnutrition by the end of the year if they do not receive treatment, the equivalent of one every minute.

Food security of developing countries expected to improve through 2026 as food prices fall and incomes rise

According to price projections from USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025 and income projections from ERS’s International Macroeconomic Data Set, food prices will drop and income levels will rise over the next decade. Under these assumptions, model results suggest improvements in food security through 2026 for 76 low- and middle-income countries