23-25 September 2013. Bonn, Germany. More than 300 participants, including scientists, practitioners, policymakers and donor representatives, explored the critical nexus of agriculture nutrition and health. The objective of the 2013 Science Forum was to use recent evidence across a range of disciplines, to identify priority research needs and new scientific approaches, and facilitate new and stronger partnerships, through which the agricultural community can add most value to the delivery of nutrition and health outcomes.
The program for the Science Forum 2013 reflected the goal of working between disciplines and sectors, and to stimulate provocative and productive dialogue. The Forum provided an opportunity for early career scientists to participate in the discussion on innovative and forward-looking approaches. It supported 21 early career scientists to participate in the event, meet with experts and discuss areas of research. The Forum opened with a Knowledge Share Fair, where participants could watch digital displays or meet informally with researchers to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.
The plenary sessions, covering overarching issues such as gender, evaluation and the need for regional approaches were coordinated by ten specialists aimed at giving all participants a chance to contribute to discussions, on topics ranging from diet diversification to facilitating research uptake.