Upcoming Events


TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Successes, Challenges, and the Way Forward: Seven Years of Community Building
 Logo for Knowledge Sharing Meeting July 2017, Washington DC Date: Wednesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 20, 2017
Location: Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC
Description: Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 19-20, 2017 in Washington, DC! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come.


The TOPS Program holds frequent events that are open to the food security and nutrition community. Featured events organized or funded by TOPS are provided below. A broader list of industry-wide events, including past events, can be found on the FSN Network events page.

Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact: Evidence and Good Practices for Informed Project Design Workshop
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Online
Description: Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute are pleased to announce a webinar option for the upcoming Animal Source Foods for Nutrition Impact: Evidence and Good Practices for Informed Project Design Workshop. This one-day event will be held on the ILRI Nairobi campus from 8:30am to 5:00pm Thursday May 4th. Due to limited space, the in-person workshop is by invitation only, however we will be streaming portions of the day as a webinar (and will also have videos available later). 

To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.


How much is the picture worth? Reviewing on-farm demos in agriculture extension
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Mercy Corps, 1111 19th St NW Suite 650, Washington DC 20036
Description: Demonstration sites are an important element of any agriculture extension system. Well managed demonstrations can play a critical role in enabling farmers to learn and adopt innovative farming practices. On the flipside, poorly managed demonstration sites can dissuade farmers from adopting new practices. Despite their ubiquity, limited evidence exists regarding the factors that influence effectiveness of on-farm demos, as they are commonly called. The result is a capacity gap for implementers of food security and agriculture development programs on how to improve the management and enhance the impact of these sites.

To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.


Commodity Management Task Force Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Project Concern International, 1140 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036
Description: The next Commodity Management (CM) Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10AM EST at Project Concern International’s DC office. Call-in information for those participating remotely as well as a request for agenda items will be available shortly. Please contact Sophie Hollingsworth (shollingsworth@savechildren.org) with any questions or concerns.


Breastfeeding Seminar - Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the Field

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00am to Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:30pm
Location: Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Description: TOPS, along with USAID/Food for Peace, is hosting a Breastfeeding Seminar that will bring together those who provide technical assistance to USAID Food for Peace-funded programming in the field, along with other key stakeholders. Key objectives: Review actions at the global level to protect, promote and support breastfeeding; Reflect upon breastfeeding practices in Food for Peace-targeted countries over the past two decades and identify key challenges; and, Learn from innovative practices in the field. 

 To learn more, please visit the FSN Network.


Photo: Amialya Durairaj, Save the Children (left); Shelia Jackson, Save the Children (middle), and The TOPS Program (right).