|Food and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 01, Number 2, 1979 (UNU, 1979, 48 pages)|
|News and notes|
1. Three associated institutions will be in their third year of operation beginning 1979: the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala; the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), India; and the Nutrition Center of the Philippines (NCP), the Philippines
2. Three associated institutions will be in their second year of operation beginning 1979: the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), Chile; the Tropical Products Institute, U.K.; and the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigation (IVIC), Venezuela.
3. Two associated institutions will be in the first full year of operation beginning 1979: the International Food and Nutrition Policy Program (IFNP), M.l.T.-Harvard, U.S,A.; and the Centre for Research on Nutrition (CRN) of the Laval University, Canada.
4. The National Food Research Institute, Japan, will participate, from 1 January 1979, in UNU activities by providing advanced training facilities for UNU Fellows.
5. Agreement for the establishment of association is expected to be ratified with the following institutions early in 1979: the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (DNFS) of the University of Ghana, Ghana; the Instituut voor Landbouwkundig Onderzoek van Biochemische Producten (ILOB)-Institute for Animal Nutrition Research, the Netherlands; and the Foundation for Superior Education (FES), Cali, Colombia.
6. Facilities for training approximately seventy UNU Fellows are available at present.
7. Twenty-nine UNU Fellows have completed, and 32 are under, training as of the end of 1978. Thirteen Fellows are women. The WHP had offered 14 Management Fellowships during 1977 and 1978. The UNU Fellows came from 31 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia and one each from North America and Europe.
8. Five research projects are presently being supported.
9. During the year 1978, the third and the fourth regional interface workshops on "Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition" were held, in Hungary and in Guatemala. A technical Workshop on "Impact of Food-Price Policies on Nutrition" was held in Mexico. An international workshop on "The State of the Art of Bioconversion of Organic Residues for Rural Communities" was held in Guatemala, and two symposia on "Nutritional Impact of Food Conservation, and Potential of Post-harvest Conservation for Alleviating World Hunger" were held at the time of the IUNS and lUFoST congresses in Brazil and Japan.
10. The WHP and the Programme on the Use and Management of Natural Resources (NRP) have developed jointly a programme of research and training on microbial processing of organic residues at village level for animal feeding. The conference held late in November 1978 has helped in the development of research projects in this area.
11. The WHP and the Human and Social Development Programme (HSDP) will develop jointly a programme on "Goals, Processes, and Indicators for Food and Nutrition Policy and Planning," and the workshop on this topic, to be held in March 1979, will lead to development of guidelines and identification of research projects.