Food Assistance For Nutrition Evidence Summit

Organized by the Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Project
  June 27-28, 2018
  Washington D.C.

About the Summit

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP), Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Project led by faculty at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and its partners will convene a ‘Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit’ in Washington D.C. on June 27-28, 2018. The Evidence Summit will serve as a forum to synthesize the current state of research on food assistance for nutrition, facilitate dialogue on key policy and program-relevant findings, and identify priority domains for future investments. Researchers, policy makers, implementing partners, donors, and industry members will come together to share and discuss their work. Through a series of presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and working sessions, the Summit will review the current state of evidence and aim to provide evidencebased recommendations to the food assistance community.

The Evidence Summit will focus on the following domains: a) current evidence on food aid for malnutrition, b) food assistance modalities, c) program design and integration, c) food aid safety, d) economic considerations and cost-effectiveness evaluations, e) emerging research and techniques to assess malnutrition, e) food assistance data systems, and f) optimizing the food aid supply chain. Innovations in areas such as ingredients, formulation, processing, and packaging will be examined as well. Special sessions for posters, displays, and tools will be convened.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Congressional staffers
  • U.S. government agencies involved in nutrition, food assistance, humanitarian anddevelopment work
  • Donors supporting research on food assistance for nutrition
  • Implementing partners
  • Industry representatives and suppliers