North-South Centre

Food security for better health in developing countries

ZIL Annual Conference, 11 June 2004, Auditorium Maximum Zurich

By the year 2015, all 191 UN member states have pledged to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The first MDG is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger through reducing by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. The theme of the ZIL Annual Conference 2004 - Food security for better health in developing countries - refers to this challenge to overcome malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty.

The central theme of the Conference has been highlighted in two keynote lectures, by Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Ms. Julia Tagwireyi, followed by presentations on strategies to combat malnutrition and poverty, and to achieve food security and food safety.

Download the Programe as pdf-file now (pdf, 305 kb).

Further reading

IFPRI-Conference on "Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020" - website


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