some specific subjects and subject areas for potential multisectoral collaboration. Regardless of the specific subject, the mutual desire for more data and knowledge makes research and assessment especially conducive areas for public–private collaboration.

The reader should be aware that the materials presented here express the views and opinions of individuals participating in the workshop either as presenters, panelists, or breakout group discussants, and not the deliberations or conclusions of the workshop participants as a whole, the breakout groups, or a formally constituted IOM committee. The objective of the workshop was not to address comprehensively all issues of relevance to building public–private partnerships in food and nutrition. Nor was the objective to come to consensus on any particular issue or formulate recommendations for future action. Rather, the goal was to serve as a mechanism for individuals from a variety of government, academic, industry, and NGO groups to openly discuss and reach a shared understanding of the different sectors’ paradigms and goals for cross-sector collaboration and a shared understanding of how to facilitate partnership development.

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