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  • Biofortification Pioneers Win World Food Prize

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Four biofortification pioneers are being honored as this year's World Food Prize Laureates. Earlier this year, Meridian conducted an Independent Assessment for the HarvestPlus biofortification program, one of the host institutions for the Laureates.

  • Meridian in Action! The Meridan Compass June 2016 Newsletter

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    This quarter, the Meridian Compass offers information about a selection of our cutting-edge projects, a heads-up about our Twitter presence, and tips on using strategic illustration to support collaboration.

  • High Level Roundtable on Food Safety and Aflatoxins | Accra, Ghana

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    The African Union's Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition held a high-level roundtable in Accra, Ghana, on 12 April 2016. His Excellency John Kufuor, former President of Ghana, chaired the event.

  • Webinar on How Public-Private Partnerships Can Support Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

    Monday, May 09, 2016

    The Innovation Forum, Winrock International, Climate Focus and Meridian Institute hosted a complimentary webinar, “Partnering for results: how can public-private partnerships support deforestation-free supply chains?” on Monday, May 9, 2016.

  • Better Growth with Forests Press Briefing with TFA 2020

    Thursday, May 05, 2016

    Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and Meridian Institute convened a press briefing on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Meridian Institute's Washington, DC office on “Climate Action and Forests: Public-Private Partnerships for Better Growth with Forests”.

  • Addressing Food Safety in Developing Supply Chains

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Meridian Senior Mediator and Program Director, Rex Raimond, wrote a guest commentary for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, as part of the Council’s blog series Growing Food for Growing Cities. The blog post, Addressing Food Safety in Developing Supply Chains , addresses urbanization and supply chain changes; the important role that governments play in enabling growth through policies and investments; as well as challenges and reasons for optimism in food safety issues.

  • Report Launched on Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Collaboration

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    The paper, Partnering for Results: Public-Private Collaboration on Deforestation Free Supply Chains, identifies areas of cooperation that will help companies achieve their sustainability goals and support countries’ need to lower emissions from land use.

  • Meridian's Newsletter Goes Live!

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Meridian Institute is proud to announce the publication of the inaugural edition of our public-facing newsletter, Meridian Compass. We issue this quarterly newsletter to keep Meridian's colleagues informed about our work and activities.

  • First TFA 2020 General Assembly in Jakarta

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    Meridian Institute helped convene the first Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 General Assembly on March 10-11, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Video Highlights from TFA 2020 Africa Palm Oil Initiative Regional Workshop

    Thursday, March 03, 2016

    Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Africa Palm Oil Initiative regional workshop video highlights from Accra, Ghana on March 2-3, 2016.

  • EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative in 2015

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    In 2015, Meridian Institute continued its work with the Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In particular, Meridian supported the development of the third version of the CRWU’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool, known as CREAT 3.0. CREAT is a risk assessment tool that allows water utilities to access climate data, evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on their assets, and identify adaptation options to address impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based methods. Over the course of 2015, Meridian provided facilitation support for a series of CRWU-sponsored meetings across the nation aimed at refining the design of CREAT 3.0 and training water utility operators on the tool.

  • AGree Calls to Action Presidential Candidates

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The right food and agricultural policies can improve the health of America’s families, economy, farms and the environment, as outlined in recommendations AGree is presenting to presidential candidates. AGree’s Call to Action provides core elements in a strategy for elevating food and agriculture as a national priority.

  • Ocean Leadership Roundtables

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Diverse ecosystems, thriving economies, and vibrant coastal communities all stand to benefit from forward-thinking approaches to managing change. In 2015, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) brought together federal, state, and local government representatives, leading scientists, and experts from key industries for two Ocean Leadership Roundtables—one focused on the Arctic and one on the U.S. East Coast.

  • PACA in 2015

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Throughout 2015, Meridian Institute continued to assist the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) in its efforts to help control aflatoxins. (Aflatoxins are organic compounds produced by mold that are highly toxic to humans and animals. Aflatoxin-producing molds affect grain and other food crops—maize and groundnuts in particular—in Africa.) The PACA Steering Committee (SC) convened in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2015 to report on progress and authorize activities for the year.

  • Global Alliance in 2015

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Meridian Institute is supporting the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (Global Alliance), a group of international foundations committed to leveraging their resources to shift food and agriculture systems toward greater sustainability, security, and equity. Throughout the year, Meridian facilitated meetings for members of the Global Alliance in New York City, NY, Palo Alto, CA, and Toronto, ON.