Wednesday, February 16, 2011
8:00 AM Breakfast available
8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
Per Pinstrup Andersen, Cornell University, Committee Chair
8:45 AM Workshop Overview
Kostas Stamoulis


9:00 AM What Do We Really Know?—Metrics for Food Insecurity and Malnutrition
Hartwig de Haen, Former FAO Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social
Development and Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen
Numerous statistics are published reporting on world hunger and malnutrition conditions. Do we really know how many hungry people are in the world and in each country? Do we know how many under and over nourished children and adults exist worldwide and in each country? How good have the data been projecting future changes?

9:45 AM Questions for Clarification

10:00 AM BREAK

10:15 AM Hunger and Malnutrition (Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute
In this session, those knowledgeable about the construction of food consumption indices and outcome measures will present what they perceive to be their major strengths and weaknesses (including data used), plans for revision, and uses and misuses.
A. Food Consumption Indicators
o Pietro Gennari, FAO (FAO Undernourishment Indicator)
o Benjamin Senauer, University of Minnesota (FAO Undernourishment Indicator)
B. Outcome Indicators
o Lynnette Neufeld, Micronutrient Initiative (Measures of Malnutrition)
o Ricardo Uauy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Measures of Overnutrition / Obesity)

11:30 AM General Discussion: How Indicators are Used and Needs of National Decision-Makers
Moderator: Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute
o Shahla Shapouri, U.S. Department of Agriculture
o Adelheid Onyango, World Health Organization

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