At a South-South Learning Workshop, hosted by IFPRI and Mahidol University in Bangkok on June 20-21, stakeholders discussed lessons learned from Thailand’s experience in nearly eliminating hunger and undernutrition. The meeting synopsis provides an overview of the Thai experience, and summarizes roundtable and panel discussions. Key conclusions of the workshop include the importance of country-led efforts, research, community-led mobilization, private sector engagement, and mutual learning between countries and stakeholders.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- An IFPRI discussion paper finds that low-cost behavior change communication strategies, such as cooking contests, help improve knowledge, but alternative interventions are needed for stronger links between knowledge and behavior.
- HarvestPlus Annual Report 2016 highlights how biofortification benefited millions of farmers and consumers from improved staple food varieties.
- The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development met in New York from July 10 to 19 to review progress on seven SDGs and called for accelerated implementation.