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August 12, 2018: Annual Australian parliamentary seminar on agricultural research to focus on better nutrition

Australia’s major annual conference advocating international agricultural research will be held by the Crawford Fund in  August 2018.  The conference will focus on the agriculture, food, nutrition, and health nexus. This conference attracts researchers, advocates, officials, students, and significant numbers of members of the Australian Parliament each year.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Crawford Fund

Australia Agriculture Nutrition

September 14, 2018: ANU hosts annual Indonesia Update conference on status of minorities

The Indonesia Project at the Australian National University (ANU) hosts its annual Indonesia Update conference. The conference examines the treatment of Indonesia’s minority communities and changing attitudes towards them over the past decade. Sessions cover issues including religion, gender, sexuality, disability, and the law. 

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Crawford School, ANU

Australia Agriculture Education Nutrition

October 22, 2018: Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

The three-day Global Evidence and Implementation Summit will focus on evidence for better policy and practice.  Around  700 delegates are expected from 30 countries, representing policymakers, practitioners, and scientists. Focus areas will be, among others, international development, education, humanitarian aid, and health. Speakers include Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Conference website -  Geis2018

Australia Education Nutrition

November 2018: Spain to hold First Global Parliamentary Summit against Malnutrition

The Spanish Senate’s Development Committee announced in June 2017 that Spain would hold the first Global Parliamentary Summit against Malnutrition by November 2018; this has been confirmed by Spanish development agency AECID and the FAO. According to AECID, the summit will gather MPs and development officials from around the world, and aims to share experiences and innovative solutions to end hunger.

Further details on the summit will be released closer to the date.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Press release - FAO (in Spanish)

Press release - AECID (in Spanish)

Spain Nutrition