This paper summarises research conducted on the impacts of COVID-19 on LMICs’ food systems.
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This chapter from WBCSD's Food and Agriculture Roadmap series sets out three policy recommendations from the consumer perspective, which have impli
In response to questions from Unicef country offices, this guidance note was prepared to give advice on accepting financial contributions or contri
In this video, a single mother living in South London tells us about her struggles to find fresh, affordable and healthy food.
In this evidence-based report, the authors articulate why food systems are no longer working to support people and planet.
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
In this Nature article, the authors call for policy actions that will support better diets for people, planet and prosperity - and will he
In a call for action endorsed by Food Fortification Initiative, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Helen Keller International, Iodine Global N
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
This Africa Agriculture Report 2020 from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) sets out challenges and opportunities for improving f
When asked in a poll, more Americans said that figuring out what to eat was harder than doing their own taxes.
This article in Gulf Business sets out how health legislation can affect employee nutrition and health in the Middle East.
The RTS Food waste in America in 2020 guide presents clear - and alarming - statistics on the amount of food that is wasted in the US each year, wh
This short flyer from the Government of Australia's Prevention Partnership Centre provides lessons learned from a programme aimed at engaging small
Diets for a better future: Rebooting and reimagining healthy and sustainable food systems in the G20 compares the nation
Like many other reports, this publication confirms that our food systems are failing us.
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.
Soil health is an often undervalued area of sustainable food systems – but one which demands urgent action.
“People are recognising that our global food system is harming the planet – and us,” says Dr. Richard Swannel, Director of WRAP.
Peer review evidence on why it does not always make sense for farmers to harvest crops.
In this article, the USDA ERS explores the reasons behind unharvested food:
This tool helps you discover policies at U.S. federal and state levels determining food loss.
This report assesses U.S government plans to reduce food waste, giving an overview of targets and strategies.
Three changes to the way the food business works can significantly reduce food waste and the burgeoning food insecurity:<
This short article by the World Economic Forum is a must read for public and private actors working in the food system.
Lack of accountability and follow up project planning is an issue that can limit many PPEs.
This policy brief from the United Nations looks at how COVID-19 has impacted already-strained global food systems and sets out "three mutually rein
This paper considers whether Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) focused on improving diets and nutrition can simultaneously advance public health n
In this paper, the authors examine "how different aspects of trade can constrain or enable governments’ ability to implement food system-level acti
The Health Star Rating is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from
This report looks at the top 10 global trends that are shaping how companies are perceived, and priorities for reputation management.
In 2018, GAIN and HarvestPlus created a partnership with the shared ambition to expand coverage of biofortified nutrient dense foods to at least 20
Published in the BMC Public Health journal, this systematic review looks at the impact of workplace nutrition and physical activity interventions o
This discussion paper from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) looks at new models for investing in nutritious foods, particularly in
The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) commitment tracking tool provides the latest data on commitments to end malnutrition made by governments, civil s
The Framework on Urban Governance for Nutrition and the guide for implementation provide guidance o
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guiding pr
This report highlights progress made towards achieving SDG Target 12.3: “By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer
As part of the principles of engagement, the global members of the SUN Business Network (SBN) support workforce nutrition commitments (including br
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
This study looks at how foods targeted towards children have changed between 2009 and 2017 in Canada.
Comment piece in the Lancet provides good insight on how trade policy impacts healthy and sustainable food systems.
This paper looks at the impact of supermarkets and hypermarkets on diets in urban areas of Zambia, taking income and other socioeconomic factors in
This special report from the IPCC highlights the impact of land use and agricultural practices on climate change.
This podcast explores US agricultural policy through a Cold War lens, discussing the ‘Farms Race’ between the US and the Soviet Union.
New study from researchers at IFPRI looks at the relative caloric prices (RCPs) for different food categories across 176 countries and how they rel
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed an SDG progress report to examine key data and trends for indicator
New study in the Lancet calculates historical and future availability of fruit and vegetables compared to the amount recommended by the World Healt
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
This paper covers the factors relating to public and private sector commitment to food fortification and crop b
The 44th edition of the UNSCN Nutrition - Food environments: Where people meet the food system - looks at how food environments influence
Plating Up Progress has released a new investor briefing, Plating Up Progress Part 1, which looks at the sustainability risks and opportunities for
The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) conducts research projects to facilitate further knowledge accumulation and learning in the area of sustaina
This paper by IDH – Sustainable Trade Initiative gives extensive evidence on how to deliver models that provide service delivery to smallholder far
There are relatively few peer review articles looking at risk assessment for entrepreneurs in the healthy food industry.
This paper provides a business case for investing in India.
EAT and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) convened a
People’s perception of their ability to meet their needs and the level of autonomy they feel they can exert over their own lives directly correlate
Restricted access article looking at what it takes to scale piloted development projects and solutions.
Restricted access article looking at how innovation is essential to meeting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
This is an uplifting evidence-based assessment of what it takes to successfully campaign against corporate power.
This paper assesses how employee nutrition impacts on productivity, absenteeism, and healthcare costs.
City University of London has produced five briefs as part of the "Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice" series.
In this supplement issue of Maternal & Child Nutrition, Helen Keller International (HKI) authors have writte
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program sparks private sector production and marketing of nutritious
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program sparks private sector production and marketing of nutritious
IGD and FIA conducted this study to explore the consumer attitudes towards healthier product reformulation, the progress within the industry and th
Alive & Thrive and UNICEF created this animated video to show the benefits of a dedicated lactation space for moms in the wor
The Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit is a collection of advocacy tools aimed at improving policies and financing for the protection, promotion, and s
This report provides an approach for collaborative policymaking and governance improvement for sustainable food systems.
Fixing food 2018: best practices towards the Sustainable Development Goals investigates best practices in food sustainability across the w
Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, the Food Sustainability Index ranks 67 countries base
The readymade garment (RMG) industry significantly contributes to B
The International Agri-Food Network brings together thousands of international companies and national associations under the umbrella of fourteen i
Ever wondered what it’s like for the people growing your chocolate? Ever thought that they may be children?
The Center for Strategic and International studies have looked at the impact of Feed the Future Investments in Guatemala.
The Center for Strategic and International studies have looked at the impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh.
The Center for Strategic and International studies have looked at the impact of Feed the Future Investments in Tanzania.
This brief from the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) brings together learnings from two studies they conducted with support from the Roc
Partnerships for Forests provides financial and technical assistant to help partners do business differently when it comes to land use and preventi
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
The growing power of supermarkets comes at a cost.
Irresponsible resource management does not make business sense – a truism that Kavita Prakash-Mani and Joao Campari at WWF call out in this blog.
Cocoa may not be the most nutritious of agricultural products, but it has huge environmental and economic importance.
This collection of news stories highlights some of the biggest challenges facing our food systems, and how policy and innovation can come together
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
This report sheds light on twelve specific innovations which can reduce the price of nutritious food, address food safety i
Peer review article in Hidden Hunger: Malnutrition and the First 1,000 Days of Life: Causes, Consequences and Solutions.
Restricted access paper looking at the role for public private partnerships in making agriculture value chains work for smallholder farmers, based
Results of a day-long meeting between food industry scientists, food, nutrition, and health related scientific societies and various U.S.
This review gives an overview of food-based dietary guidelines by region and date, alongside looking at key messages about certain produce.
The Committee on World Food Security is a collaboration of international agencies, civil society, and the private sector focusing on policy issues
Public information on Pepsico's agricultural commodities. For more information on Pepsico’s core business and reporting standards go to our Advanci
Partnership between Unilever, DSM, Gain, Mondelez, U.N.
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The South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) is an example of a multi
The cost of a nutritious meal is not fixed and it can be heavily dependent upon the season.
One-page correspondence in the Lancet looking at the benefit of investing in workplace wellness programmes in India.
Many mothers experience barriers to maintaining a breastfeeding relationship with their infants after returning to work.
Impact of increasing the proportion of healthier foods available on energy purchased in worksite cafeterias: A stepped wedge randomized
This report produced by the UK Health Forum provides case studies from around the world to help provide a framework for governing public private in
Realising the potential of workplaces to prevent and control NCDs: How public policy can encourage businesses and governments to work toget
An evaluation of 21 systematic reviews looking at the effect of workplace dietary interventions on health outcomes.
A worksite intervention in South Africa demonstrates the importance of identifying employees with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Chapter 6 of this report from PATH and MQSUN+ focuses on the role that businesses play in
Article in Imperial College Business School Forum addressing the space that women have to express breast milk in the workplace in America.
Two-page briefing on a research study by the United Nations International Labour Organisation assessing Chile’s national workforce nutrition progra
Discussion Paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute giving an overview of market failures limiting smallholder involvement in supp
This report by the International Food Policy Research Institute has reviewed factors responsible for the growth of fertiliser use and maize product
This study of agricultural PPPs in Ghana, Malawi, and Kenya calls for governments, donors, and companies to ensure greater participation from small
While this review does not specifically focus on public private engagement, or on nutrition, it has important implications for everyone working on
Podcast by Bond looking at the varied roles of private sector finance and private sector led development in reaching the sustainable development go
Comment piece by Lawrence Haddad looking at incentives for business to address the global nutrition challenge.
For anyone interested in the cost-benefit of food fortification as a public health intervention.
Address by Nigeria’s Scaling Up Nutrition Focal point at Nigeria’s Future Fortified event in 2016.
This is a great podcast from The Doctor's Farmacy that touches on a lot of important aspects of public private engagement for nutrition. Host Dr.
This article has a useful summary of challenges along the food value chain that prevent compliance with national standards.
Nearly half of India’s population suffer from micronutrient deficiency.
A one-page overview of the evidence showing the impact of food fortification programmes, as of 2016.
Companion document to the United States National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Food Service Guidelines in Public Servi
The United States National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have drafted guidelines for public food services aimed at gov
Peer review article in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looking at the frequency of workforce consumption and the nutritional
Each year, the Global Nutrition Report provides a snapshot of the state of malnutrition.
This 2019 Lancet Commission Report looks at systemic causes for the triple problems of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change.
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
This is the full report from the 2015 Future Fortified Global Summit on Food Fortification - the first ever Global Summit dedicated to large scale
The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) is an online analysis and visualisation tool that aims to help policy makers and experts understand d
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
Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges and opportunities for engagement between the public and private sectors
Paper by Sight and Life puts forward a framework for public private engagement in nutrition.
Looking outside of the nutrition sector towards the climate change agenda brings a fresh perspective to the issue of incentivising responsible priv
Restricted access article in the Food Policy Journal looking at shared responsibility for food safety governance.
Article by Parag Khanna at the Financial Times discussing the rise of 'Metanationals', or stateless companies.
Michael Devereux, Director at Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, shares his views on tax avoidance and explains the international tax
This report, compiled for the European Competitiveness and Sustainable Industrial Policy Consortium, gives a detailed look into the impact of food
In the U.K.’s Budget 2016 a soft drink industry levy was announced to reduce consumption of sugary soft drinks.
Briefing by ActionAid revealing that one in every two dollars of large corporate investment in developing countries is being routed from or a via a
Recent Guardian article by world-renowned economist and Nobel laureate, Joseph Stiglitz explores the truth about tax evasion.
Briefing by Jeffrey Sachs et al on how to maximize public private partnerships and combine public finance regulation with private market participat
The Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative looks at what is needed to boost investment in value chains, especially from small a
Policy brief by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition looking at the evidence for gov
This article in the British Medical Journal reviews strategies that governments can use to improve nutrition and health.
This paper develops a model for corporate political philanthropy based on findings from the tobacco industry.
The Food Climate Research Network calls for a more equitable balance of power within the food system.
This report offers great insight into the important role of city-level action in driving food system change.
‘It is through core business that truly transformative impact will happen,’ says John Fallon, Chief Exec, Pearson.
Technical report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Working paper by Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) looking at how corporate social responsibility and supply agree
Dietary Guidelines for Americans set the country’s nutrition policy and help direct over $80 billion federal spending.
This report from FAO and the Food Climate Research Network looks at national dietary guidelines as a practical intervention to improve nutrition an
In this policy brief, the Global Panel makes the case that healthy diets are a foundation underpinning positive progress towards the Sustainable De
Mars have produced a position statement on their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Unilever’s Paul Polman is a Champion 12.3 – part of a global coalition to accelerate action to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to half
This report by the European Union addresses challenges of implementing country cooperation frameworks that fall under the auspices of the New Allia
This report summarizes the findings of a workshop for representatives of the Tanzanian government, development partners, civil society, and private
This 21-page briefing by Society Works summarizes information on 152 social entrepreneurs working on food production, manufacturing, distribution,
Written evidence submitted by Farm Africa and Self Help Africa on December 2012 to the U.K International Development Committee.
Public-Private Partnership Lab: Food and Water is a four-year action research and joint learning initiative to explore the effectiveness of PPPs.
Blog, originally published on Food Security Portal, discussing how global and regional seed companies are working to support smallholder farmers to
This briefing addresses the distinct roles that each partner can play in promoting nutrition under the Comprehensive African Agricultural Developme
This 2015 report by the Asian Development Bank does not directly look at global food supply chains but has valuable and wide-reaching lessons.
Covers a checklist for formal public private partnerships spanning: rationale, design, implementation, sustainability, and the roles for brokers at
Presentation for the Wellcome Trust looking at the role of policy on public food choices.
Given that sugary drinks are endemic and that obesity is on the rise, many drinks manufacturers have launched social responsibility campaigns.
This brief from the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition calls on both public and private sector
A technical briefing for anyone working on behavior change initiatives at scale.
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
SCN NEWS is published twice a year by the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.
This paper asks important questions, such as: How has high level political momentum for nutrition been generated?
This article looks at the nature of public private engagement amidst cyclical and systemic food insecurity.
This short paper by the Food and Business Knowledge Platform focuses on public private partnerships (PPPs) in the agricultural sector in Africa.
The context for this publication by Save the Children is Sustainable Development Goal 2: ‘Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutri
This briefing by the European Centre for Development Policy Management has some interesting implications for cross-sector collaboration.
Evidence from the Transform Nutrition Research consortium led by the International Food Policy Research Institute focusing on how to transform the
This article by Path celebrates the diverse strengths of public and private partners.
It is far too easy to read expiration dates and food labels and err on the side of caution.
The Consumer Goods Forum seeks to secure consumer trust and drive positive change by bringing together over 400 consumer goods re
Alive & Thrive is an initiative that aims to improve infant and young child feeding practices by increasing rates of exclusiv
This paper reviews 41 workforce nutrition interventions published between 1995 and 2006 in the South African Journal of Clinical
Blueprint for Business Action on Health Literacy supports the Europe 2020 strategy and the renewed EU strategy for Corporate Soci
This book by the International Labour Organisation asks important questions about food at work, including: employment conditions, wages
This global mapping has two main sections: An analysis of the overall global status and results of large-scale food fortification and biofortificat
This short report gives an overview of rice fortification literature indexed in PubMed, including examples of successful public private engagement
This document responds to challenges in public private engagement and looks at ways to improve regulation and monitoring.
The article discusses the role of the food industry in preventing iodine deficiency.
This 376-page document is WHO’s guidance to countries looking to design and implement food fortification programmes.
The Micronutrient Forum is a convener of academics, policy makers, and program implementers.
This lively blog series by Future Fortified - an online platform to explore micronutrient deficiency, covers a range of topics relating to public p
This book examines food fortification in all its forms.
In this peer-review paper, the authors provide options for eradicating micronutrient deficiencies.
In this synopsis - aimed at business leaders, governments and implementing agencies - IFPRI and Nourishing Millions provide recommendations on how
In 2015 the Nourishing Millions project reviewed literature and case studies to show the evolution of nutrition during the past 50 years.
This snapshot reports sets out the work of GAIN’s partners to employ food fortification as one way to improve
A concise account of lessons learned on salt and iron iodization by world renowned economists, as part of the costs benefit analysis on leading dev
Written by world renowned economists, this paper highlights the cost efficiency of select nutrition interventions and ranks fortification among the
How can the world feed 9 billion people by 2050? This is the central question in a report by the World Resources Institute.
This report analyses fourteen projects in low and middle income countries working on reducing food loss and waste in food systems.
For a compilation of statistics and infographics on global food loss and waste look no further!
This presentation is the outcome of a high level policy dialogue in 2015 by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
This document summarises the important features of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard, including the rationale, steps that s
Recommendations from the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems are targeted at policy makers in low- and middle-income countries
Innovation has led to the world’s first food loss and waste calculator that instantly estimates the value of food loss and waste in terms of the nu
This punchy Guardian article from 2015 still has relevance today.
An excellent example of public private engagement, FAO and
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.
This roadmap has a helpful chart to show progress against achieving SDG 12.3.
This report looks at supply chain waste based on Feedback's research on export supply chains in Peru, Senegal, South Africa, the UK and a major Eur
Tesco CEO, and chair of Champions 12.3, Dave Lewis, discusses what a target can do to help food waste in this special blog for The Grocer.
This is the third annual progress report on behalf of Champions 12.3, a coalition of executives from governments, businesses, international organiz
"An innovation evolution is needed to maximize the future impact of food fortification," says Dipika Matthias, Senior Program Manager at the Gates
With economic losses of $940 billion per year, this report argues that the potential for effective partnership can generate a triple win for the ec