Many countries of South and South-East Asia have some of the highest levels of undernutrition in the world and progress has been slow, both relative to most other regions and in absolute terms.
Simultaneously, the region is seeing a rapid transition to a new situation where it faces a ‘double burden’ of malnutrition, whereby gains related to reduction in under-nutrition, are being undermined by an increase in overweight and obesity. This provides the background for the three-day conference which is designed to raise and debate important issues that underlie these high levels of malnutrition, especially those related to changes in food systems.
Participants will include policy makers, activists, academics and researchers, who have a significant role in shaping the food and nutrition policy landscape in South and South-East Asia.
Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi
Date: 28th to 30th March, 2018