Other content with the tag "Food systems".

December 6, 2023

There is broad agreement that current food systems are not on a sustai

December 1, 2023

The question addressed in this brief concerns how can governments pursue food systems transformation in the face of severe financial constraints, f

November 14, 2023

This year’s report introduces true cost accounting (TCA) as an approach to uncovering the hidden impacts of our agrifood systems on the environment

October 25, 2023

To effectively accelerate action from policymakers on re-orienting food

October 18, 2023

Food systems are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet their current trajectory is unsustainable. The way

October 18, 2023

Investment in sustainable food production in developing countries is heavily constrained by

August 30, 2023

This paper seeks to provide guidance and recommendations for policymakers to increase ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under

August 15, 2023

The United Nations Food Systems Summit aimed to chart a path toward tr

August 15, 2023

Blue foods play a central role in food and 

July 20, 2023

The June 2023 Newsletter  highlighted food policies on hidden hunger and food fortification

July 17, 2023

To solve the Great Food Puzzle gaps in the ambition and implementation of national-level food systems

June 26, 2023

A sustainable food system is a system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental b

June 26, 2023

Civil society organisations (CSOs) are increasingly participating in food system governance in ways that challenge the dominant industrialised prof

June 19, 2023

The global ambitions to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture demand a complex transition o

May 9, 2023

Globally, gender inequalities constrain food security, with women often disproportionately affected.

May 5, 2023

The mitigation of greenhouse gases in the agri-food sector depends on production and consumption patterns.

May 5, 2023

A call to governments to enact a strategy for a sustainable food system is high on the global agenda.

May 5, 2023

Shifting towards more plant-based diets can reduce the environmental burden of the food system including its impact on the nitrogen cycle.

May 4, 2023

A transformation of food systems is needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals specified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

April 14, 2023

The world is facing a malnutrition crisis in the midst of rising rates of urbanization; more than half of the world’s population lives in urban are

April 14, 2023

Informal settlements in South Africa are facing diverse challenges such as land inaccessibility for food production, poverty, unemployment, malnutr

April 13, 2023

The world is not on track to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

April 12, 2023

Understanding individual-based motives governing food choice is necessary to design appropriate interventions and support food systems consistent w

April 11, 2023

This open access book compiles a series of chapters written by internationally recognized experts known for their in-depth but critical views on qu

March 23, 2023

Water is key to food security and nutrition.

March 9, 2023

To overcome pressing food system challenges, academics and civil society actors have called for the development of integrated food policies.

February 28, 2023

This Guide to Government Action is part of a suite of materials that presents how  narratives, policies, and practices across the food-health nexus

February 13, 2023

In this issue of we focused on the resilience of food systems through science and innovation featuring topics like:

January 23, 2023

High-performing food systems provide healthy and nutritious diets. They create dignified livelihoods for producers and benefit the economy.

Reframing the local–global food systems debate through a resilience lens
January 17, 2023

Despite the growing knowledge that food system solutions should account for interactions and drivers across scales, broader societal debate on how

Finland Food Policies
January 17, 2023

The need to create more sustainable food systems calls for careful attention to justice in making the transition.

Sustainable food cold chains: Opportunities, challenges and the way forward
January 13, 2023

Of the total food produced for human consumption, an estimated  14 per cent is lost, and an estimated 17 per cent is wasted, costing the global eco

The role of traditional knowledge and food biodiversity to transform modern food systems
January 12, 2023

The current way our food systems operate does not result in healthy and nutritious diets for all, nor are we producing food in a manner that the pl

The Role of Business in Transforming Food Systems
January 12, 2023

Global food systems face unprecedented challenges Food plays a crucial role in all our lives, not only in supporting our physical and mental health

January 6, 2023

This volume – a critical product of the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit

Making a Plant-based Future: An Idea Whose Time Has come
January 6, 2023

Over the past few decades, the avoidance or reduction of meat in diets has typically been presented as something of an extremist choice.

January 4, 2023

In this December issue of Nutrition Connect's Newsletter,  we reflected on the the strides that we have made over the past couple of months on this

Agrifood Processing Strategies for Successful Food Systems Transformation in Africa
December 20, 2022

The agrifood processing sector is increasingly essential to connect food system actors and transform the crops produced by farmers into the foods d

December 10, 2022

In this November issue of Nutrition Connect, we've invited Jenn Yates from

December 7, 2022

Agroecology has gained substantial relevance in political, agricultural and scientific discourse of sustainable food systems.

Small pelagic fish supply abundant and affordable micronutrients to low- and middle-income countries
December 2, 2022

Fish is expected to contribute to healthy diets where it is affordable and accessible but the cost and availability of nutrient-rich foods, includi

The Role of Aquatic Foods in Sustainable Healthy Diets
November 28, 2022

Diverse aquatic foods – including animals, plants and microorganisms farmed in and harvested from water, as well as cell- and plant-based foods eme

November 27, 2022

The initiative “Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems for Ghanaian SMEs: leveraging small and medium enterprises to improve nutrition” i

November 27, 2022

Globally, levels of hunger remain alarmingly high.

November 27, 2022

This is the one of four case studies in this special section of FEX to highlight the importance of a strong contextual analysis to guide the approp

November 27, 2022

This is a special section of Field Exchange (FEX) focusing on complementary feeding programming in fragile and emergency contexts.

November 23, 2022

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 has been prepared by the FAO Agrifood Economics Divi

November 23, 2022

The scope of potential action in food systems is large.

Food Processing for Improved Diets
November 23, 2022

The goal of this brief is to help the U.S.

November 17, 2022

Aquatic food has a vital role to play in creating a global food system that supports a healthy human population on a healthy planet, yet it has bee

Concerns over Access to Healthy and Sustainable Food-Grains of Truth Report
November 17, 2022

For the second year, EAT and

The Effect of food systems innovation on the Sustainable Development Goals
November 15, 2022

Food system innovations will be instrumental to achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022
September 5, 2022

Aquatic foods are increasingly recognized for their key role in food security and nutrition, not just as a source of protein, but also as a unique

Food processing and value generation align with nutrition and current environmental planetary boundaries
August 26, 2022

There are current initiatives to make food processing sustainable; however, there is limited understanding of how these improvements influence plan

August 26, 2022

Many consequences of climate change undermine the stability of global food systems, decreasing food security and diet quality, and exposing vulnera

August 16, 2022

By 2050:

May 9, 2022

In 2018, GAIN and HarvestPlus created a partnership with the shared ambition to expand coverage of biofortified nutrient dense foods to

March 1, 2022

This peer review paper argues that taking a healthy diet perspective, instead of a narrower production-focused approach, in food system transformat

November 17, 2021

This Blue Food collection in Nature is the result of a collaboration between The Blue Food Assessment

November 17, 2021

The findings in this peer-reviewed journal article are based on a literature review and 30 semi-structured interviews with individuals involved in

October 28, 2021

These two user-friendly and informative toolkits were launched with support from SUN Movement partners, to guide member States create or improve mu

October 22, 2021

This report from EAT and GlobeScan looks at the opinions of over 30,000 consumers in 31 markets around the world about their definition of good, he

October 22, 2021

USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition curated this focused set of tools to support USAID Missions and partners in putting a food systems approach int

October 8, 2021

SDG Target 12.3 on Food Loss and Waste: 2021 Progress Report is the sixth in an annual series of publications providing an assessment of the world’

October 8, 2021

This report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a leader in circular economy thinking, looks at redesigning food and food systems to be more natur

August 13, 2021

This article from Save on Energy explores the what, where, why and how of food waste in North America - as well as potential opportunities to turn

August 4, 2021

”Better Finance, Better Food” showcases over 50 new business models and financial solutions which are mobilising capital for sustainable food and l

August 3, 2021

In this report by the Rockefeller Foundation, the true cost of the U.S. food system is analysed and calculated.

July 29, 2021

This report presents the global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger and malnutrition

June 25, 2021

In this second report of the FABLE Consortium, country teams present 20 national pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems.

June 24, 2021

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, LandUse, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a knowledge network of research

June 24, 2021

Corteva Agriscience hosted a discussion to rethink the agriculture industry’s future and the quest to feed our rapidly growing population through s

June 17, 2021

It is no secret that climate change is significantly impacting our oceans, and those who depend on them.

June 17, 2021

The board members of the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) span the nonprofit sector and the business sector but come together to further the mis

June 17, 2021

This report is a comprehensive overview of the role circular economies can have on the longevity, sustainability and viability of healthy food syst

June 11, 2021

The process of transporting food from rural, agricultural landscapes to consumers can be long and complex.

June 9, 2021

This piece looks at how COVID-19 has impacted the food system in the U.K., exacerbating existing challenges and creating new ones in the way that p

April 13, 2021

The 2021 edition of this flagship report from IFPRI "looks at the critical lessons learned and promising opportunities for transforming our food sy

April 6, 2021

The Consumer Good Forum (CGF)'s Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition works to drive collaborative actions through local initiatives to

December 18, 2020

This is an incredibly practical resource, written collaboratively to bring real-life experience and lessons from local food systems actors from Asi

October 27, 2020

This document sets out the results of an assessment by ATNI of 39 of the world’s major food manufacturers, which have been includ

October 9, 2020

In this evidence-based report, the authors articulate why food systems are no longer working to support people and planet.

October 9, 2020

This is the fifth annual SDG 12.3 progress report to track and report on global progress towards achieving SDG 12.3 - to halve global food waste at

October 9, 2020

In this Nature article, the authors call for policy actions that will support better diets for people, planet and prosperity - and will he

October 8, 2020

In a call for action endorsed by Food Fortification Initiative, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Helen Keller International, Iodine Global N

September 23, 2020

This article from SUN Business Network (SBN) provides a snapshot of how nutritious food SMEs have been impacted by COVID-19, and what challenges, o

September 18, 2020

This comment piece highlights important areas progress against goals set out in the Malabo Declaration, which provides the direction for Africa’s a

September 18, 2020

This Africa Agriculture Report 2020 from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) sets out challenges and opportunities for improving f

September 18, 2020

This report from FAO highlights progress - or lack thereof - against six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators that relate to food and ag

September 18, 2020

This paper from Chatham House does not deal explicitly with nutrition, but its findings have important implications for food systems across Latin A

September 11, 2020

This short flyer from the Government of Australia's Prevention Partnership Centre provides lessons learned from a programme aimed at engaging small

September 4, 2020

Based on the independent assessment of the

September 2, 2020

Diets for a better future: Rebooting and reimagining healthy and sustainable food systems in the G20 compares the nation

September 2, 2020

Like many other reports, this publication confirms that our food systems are failing us.

September 2, 2020

A world with more plastics than fish in the oceans could be a reality by 2050 if we do not partner towards a circular economy.

August 31, 2020

In this article, the USDA ERS explores the reasons behind unharvested food:

August 31, 2020

This tool helps you discover policies at U.S. federal and state levels determining food loss.

August 31, 2020

Empirical data on farm level food loss is often difficult to come by.

August 28, 2020

Article by John Hopkins Centre for a Liveable Future calls for a giant leap to tackle food waste in cities.

August 27, 2020

This short article by the World Economic Forum is a must read for public and private actors working in the food system.

August 27, 2020

This report by Deloitte looks at solutions for post-harvest loss in Sub Sahara Africa, given that in this region of the world alone app

August 25, 2020

Three rounds of panel data from smallholders in Kenya showed a 40% increase in household income.

August 25, 2020

Vietnam’s Zero Hunger National Action Plan was launched in 2018.

August 25, 2020

This video from Unilever shows the rationale for creating a segregated supply of certified palm oil.

August 25, 2020

This short video (less than three minutes!) explains how supply chains can use technology to become dynamic and self-correcting.

August 24, 2020

In South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara domestic food chains account for almost all of the food market.  In these countries, rough

August 4, 2020

This policy brief from Ceres2030 finds that 'if governments provide USD 10 billion for social protection programmes in Africa and South Asia, with

July 21, 2020

The Vegetables for All (VfA) project in northeastern Tanzania is a multi-sectoral initiative, implemented by private sector, NGOs, and knowledge in

July 17, 2020

The theme of the 2020 report from the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is Nutrition in a digital world. The articles, research a

March 24, 2020

In this paper, the authors examine "how different aspects of trade can constrain or enable governments’ ability to implement food system-level acti

March 4, 2020

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) was established to drive wider and deeper participation from the private sector in the global efforts towards

March 4, 2020

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrit

March 4, 2020

The Global Access to Nutrition Index focusses on the role that food and beverage manufacturers play in making healthy food affordable and accessibl

March 3, 2020

This report outlines opportunities for creating shared value for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with supporting examples.

March 3, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Business (FAB) Principles are the outcome of a broad and inclusive multi-stakeholder process comprising over 20 consultati

March 3, 2020

This is Chapter 8 from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report - Actions and accountability to advance nutrition and sustainable development.

January 21, 2020

In 2018, GAIN and HarvestPlus created a partnership with the shared ambition to expand coverage of biofortified nutrient dense foods to at least 20

January 9, 2020

This discussion paper from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) looks at new models for investing in nutritious foods, particularly in

December 6, 2019

In this research paper, the authors build on nutrition sensitive value chain frameworks and then present an implementation case study that seeks to

October 29, 2019

The Framework on Urban Governance for Nutrition and the guide for implementation provide guidance o

October 28, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guiding pr

October 24, 2019
"We as communities, parents, governments, food corporations, marketers and global citizens have a collective responsibility to put childre
September 26, 2019

Integrated food policy: What is it, and how can it help transform food systems?  is the third brief in the Rethinking Food Pol

September 25, 2019

This report highlights progress made towards achieving SDG Target 12.3: “By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer

September 23, 2019

This new global report from the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) proposes a reform agenda for food systems centred around ten critical transition

September 5, 2019

This modelling study published in the BMJ finds that a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks has the potential to reduce overall energy purchased

September 4, 2019

This report from the World Resources Institute (WRI) was produced in partnership with the World Bank, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Developme

September 3, 2019

This study looks at how foods targeted towards children have changed between 2009 and 2017 in Canada.

September 2, 2019

Comment piece in the Lancet provides good insight on how trade policy impacts healthy and sustainable food systems.

August 15, 2019

This issue of Sight and Life magazine brings together diverse perspectives on the potential applications for technological innovation across the fo

August 8, 2019

This podcast explores US agricultural policy through a Cold War lens, discussing the ‘Farms Race’ between the US and the Soviet Union.

July 30, 2019

New study from researchers at IFPRI looks at the relative caloric prices (RCPs) for different food categories across 176 countries and how they rel

July 29, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed an SDG progress report to examine key data and trends for indicator

July 26, 2019

New study in the Lancet calculates historical and future availability of fruit and vegetables compared to the amount recommended by the World Healt

July 23, 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) is an annual report jointly published by the several bodies of the United Nations: Foo

July 15, 2019

In this report, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) identifies seven systems transformations that are key to addressing the SDGs, and where busin

July 11, 2019

The 44th edition of the UNSCN Nutrition - Food environments: Where people meet the food system - looks at how food environments influence

July 2, 2019

This paper by IDH – Sustainable Trade Initiative gives extensive evidence on how to deliver models that provide service delivery to smallholder far

July 2, 2019

EAT and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) convened a

July 2, 2019

Restricted access article looking at what it takes to scale piloted development projects and solutions.

June 26, 2019

In 2018, FReSH hosted Science to Solutions Dialogues (SSD) between

June 26, 2019

City University of London has produced five briefs as part of the "Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice" series.

June 18, 2019

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program sparks private sector production and marketing of nutritious

June 18, 2019

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program sparks private sector production and marketing of nutritious

June 18, 2019

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program sparks private sector production and marketing of nutritious

June 17, 2019

In this thought piece from the Agrobiodiversity Index report 2019: Risk and resilience, the authors give examples of policies, financing mechanisms

June 11, 2019

Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, the Food Sustainability Index ranks 67 countries base

June 7, 2019

The International Agri-Food Network brings together thousands of international companies and national associations under the umbrella of fourteen i

June 7, 2019

The Center for Strategic and International studies have looked at the impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh.

June 7, 2019

The Center for Strategic and International studies have looked at the impact of Feed the Future Investments in Tanzania.

June 7, 2019

This short blog in Agrilinks gives a set of practical recommendations for knowledge management from CARE’s West Africa office.

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June 7, 2019

This brief from the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) brings together learnings from two studies they conducted with support from the Roc

June 7, 2019

This is inspired action at its finest!

June 7, 2019

Partnerships for Forests provides financial and technical assistant to help partners do business differently when it comes to land use and preventi

June 6, 2019

Seventy-five percent of the global food supply comes from 12 plant and five animal species – this report by WWF, Washington University, and food gi

June 6, 2019

The growing power of supermarkets comes at a cost.

June 6, 2019

Two page briefing by IBM looking at the causes of supply chain inefficiencies.

June 6, 2019

This collection of news stories highlights some of the biggest challenges facing our food systems, and how policy and innovation can come together

May 29, 2019

FReSH’s True Cost of Food Discussion Paper identifies the methodological and data gaps that need to be filled to make true cost accounting (TCA) mo

May 28, 2019

Peer review article in Hidden Hunger: Malnutrition and the First 1,000 Days of Life: Causes, Consequences and Solutions.

May 28, 2019

Restricted access paper looking at the role for public private partnerships in making agriculture value chains work for smallholder farmers, based

Innovation in large-scale nutrition surveys report
May 24, 2019

Partnership between Ipsos – a social market and research company, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

April 28, 2019

This article has a useful summary of challenges along the food value chain that prevent compliance with national standards.

April 28, 2019

Briefing by the OECD looking at the rise of African food companies entering global markets, with a case study on Dangote Sugar Refinery in Nigeria.

April 28, 2019

Lindiwe’s personal story leads into an in-depth analysis of supply chain bottlenecks for subsistence farmers.

April 25, 2019

FAO and the Government of Switzerland launched a competition to fund winning innovations which contribute to the global effort to reach Zero Hunger

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April 25, 2019

In this video, watch the forum discussion with Harvard professor and lead author of the EAT Lancet commission on healthy diets, restauranteur, and

April 25, 2019

Working paper by the World Resources Institute focuses on three changes to consumption patterns that can ensure a sustainable food system.

April 25, 2019

Between now and 2050, changes in global population and income levels will have huge implications for the global food system.

April 24, 2019

This landmark paper does not only make recommendations, it shows what can be done with the global resources we have and are likely to have in the f

April 24, 2019

Chapter 7 of the FAO’s 2013 State of Food and Agriculture: Food Systems for Better Nutrition, provides a helpful overview of the challenges and opp

April 22, 2019

Briefing by Jeffrey Sachs et al on how to maximize public private partnerships and combine public finance regulation with private market participat

April 22, 2019

Honest and provocative report by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 21, 2019

This report offers great insight into the important role of city-level action in driving food system change.

April 21, 2019

Two-page briefing by the FAO on a tool to help agriculture become more sustainable and empower smallholders.

April 21, 2019

Technical report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

April 19, 2019

Report from a workshop on collaborative learning at the Institute of Development Studies in 2017, Brighton, U.K.

April 19, 2019

This report by the European Union addresses challenges of implementing country cooperation frameworks that fall under the auspices of the New Allia

April 19, 2019

This report summarizes the findings of a workshop for representatives of the Tanzanian government, development partners, civil society, and private

April 19, 2019

Blog, originally published on Food Security Portal, discussing how global and regional seed companies are working to support smallholder farmers to

April 19, 2019

This 2015 report by the Asian Development Bank does not directly look at global food supply chains but has valuable and wide-reaching lessons.

April 19, 2019

Presentation by the BoP Innovation Centre – an independent foundation created to deliver a one-stop shop for business, investors, and advisors with

April 19, 2019

Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director at GAIN and winner of the World Food Prize 2018 calls for a revolution in the way we create demand for nutritio

April 7, 2019

What happens if you put tech-savvy entrepreneurs on a mission to stop food loss and waste with artificial intelligence?

April 4, 2019

This report analyses fourteen projects in low and middle income countries working on reducing food loss and waste in food systems.

April 4, 2019

For a compilation of statistics and infographics on global food loss and waste look no further!

April 4, 2019

This article by a non-profit called Concordia makes the simple argument that food insecurity and loss can only be addressed by increased collaborat

April 4, 2019

This document summarises the important features of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard, including the rationale, steps that s

April 4, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization has produced a short video to show that food loss and food waste is not just a developing country issue.

April 4, 2019

This roadmap has a helpful chart to show progress against achieving SDG 12.3.