In this DevEx article, Lawrence Haddad discusses the lack of publicly available data around what people eat and why - especially in low and middle income countries. If policy makers do not have this information, they may not be able to effect the changes necessary to improve nutrition. This uncertainty is further exacerbated by a lack of consensus on the real environmental impacts of food, diets and agricultural systems. To create food systems that support healthy diets and a healthy planet, the public sector, business and academia all have important roles to play - but more data is needed.
Read the full interview, and learn more about efforts to fill this data gap: The environmental impact of balancing the food system is still unknown
This article is part of the Devex focus area Focus on: Improving Nutrition.