News and spotlights

September 25, 2020
This story from Unilever discusses the work of the Seeds of Prosperity programme in India, Kenya and Tanzania, which has reached more than 300,000
September 22, 2020
This article in Forbes speaks to the work of Feed a Billion, which works to address both economic vulnerability and food insecurity, particularly b
September 18, 2020
The National Cool Logistics Network is a joint project between the governments of Ethiopia, Dijibouti and the Netherlands and involves local busine
September 16, 2020
The initial leaders of the action tracks represent actors from across society including farmers, scientists, and youth leaders, as well as represen
August 25, 2020
This story from Food Tank looks at the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) and their efforts to go beyond organic, and rebuild ecosystems to improv
August 13, 2020
Organised by the SUN Business Network, 21 finalists were selected through a rigorous series of nation
August 13, 2020
In this blog from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Azmain and Chowdhury - two adolescents in Bangladesh - share how the
August 11, 2020
This article sets out some of the key points from a recent academic paper that explores the link between income levels and obesity rates.
August 6, 2020
The Top 10 Finalists, whose Visions focus on Canada, China, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, and the U.S., were selected based on thei
July 31, 2020
This piece from Wren Media shares highlights from the 2020 SUN Pitch Competition - ''Rethinking Nutrition Innovations'' -  and provides short profi
July 22, 2020
"Based on the richness of information in reports like UNSCN 45, we can inform governments, engage with the private sector, inspire and enable actio
July 13, 2020
The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report was launched 13 July 2020, amid growing concerns around the impact of COVI
July 2, 2020
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability in its work, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) committed t
July 2, 2020
The goal of this project is to carry out a scoping and to produce a scoping report which will identify resource requirements for the ne
June 18, 2020
In this piece, ATNI highlights some of its initial observations on how COVID-19, and food industry responses to the crisis, are impacting healthy d
May 12, 2020
This article in the Guardian provides a snapshot of some of the top-line messages from the 2020 Global Nutrition Report, which calls on governments
May 5, 2020
This Devex article highlights fears among NGOs in the UK that disruptions due to COVID-19 are creating uncertainty in DFID's plans for future nutri
April 8, 2020
The Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (the “Coalition”) is part of a new  global strategy to help its members drive more impact
March 26, 2020
A research team at Tufts University analysed the diets of more than 31,000 U.S.
March 23, 2020
This blog explores whether governments, businesses and civil society are thinking enough about food access and the wider food system in response to
March 18, 2020
Interesting read from Civl Eats looks at how small-scale farmers are adapting in response to COVID19.
March 17, 2020
Applications are now open for the MIT Solve Challenge on sustainable food systems.
March 2, 2020
In this interview with Devex, Shawn Baker discusses the opportunity this new role within USAID creates, and how he plans to use his experience to h
February 26, 2020
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a team of two or more consultants to conduct a review of Nutrition C
February 5, 2020
As part of a European "new green deal" some are calling for the implementation of a sustainability tax on meat.
February 4, 2020
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) have announced a new collaboration to take forward
January 28, 2020
The organisation has a youth board consisting of 12 teenage activists, who are lobbying food companies and the government to improve access to
January 17, 2020
Nayara Energy,  a downstream oil company in India, signed an MoU with the Gujarat Government to make Devbhumi Dwarka free from any cases of malnutr
January 15, 2020
Interesting article from New Food Economy looks at the impact of subsidising grocery stores in US food deserts - and whether that's the most effect
January 10, 2020
New study from the Harvard T.H.
January 8, 2020
In this blog from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, the author discusses the organisation's partnership w
January 8, 2020
In this blog, the author reacts to the recently published Lancet Series on Th
December 13, 2019
According to the researchers from Loughborough University, who looked at 14 studies, this type of labelling could cut about 200 calories from a per
December 4, 2019
In this DevEx article, Lawrence Haddad discusses the lack of publicly available data around what people eat and why - especially in low and middle
December 3, 2019
This seminar discussed a systemic approach to assessing and acting on food system transformation—considering consumption and food environments, foo
December 2, 2019
Helpful article from Food & Drink International that summarises relevant findings for food systems actors based on a new Consumer Deforestation
November 19, 2019
This article from the New York Times explores Nestle’s commitments to better nutrition and environmental responsibility - compared to ongoing busin
November 1, 2019
Read the full blog here: What does food system transforma
October 30, 2019
This article from New Food Economy discusses a new pilot project in Massachusetts, USA to look at the impact of providing healthy food as part of s
October 25, 2019
Visit the Workforce Nutrition Alliance page.   The Cons
October 25, 2019
This article in SingularityHub looks at how the World Food Programme is working with innovative companies to end hunger. Read the full story here:
October 23, 2019
Great article from The New Food Economy summary of key findings from Unicef's 2019 State of the World's Children report.
October 22, 2019
This article in Forbes provides a helpful reflection on the Unicef 2019 State of the World's Children report: "Children, Food and Nutrition: Growin
October 2, 2019
A new study released in the US has created a lot of confusion related to recommendations for the consumption of red and processed meat.
October 1, 2019
In this blog, Lawrence Hadded, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), reflects on three recent international even
September 27, 2019
The new PHE study, Sugar reduction: progress be
September 10, 2019
Africa Improved Foods (AIF) - a public private partnership involving DSM, Government of Rwanda, IFC,
September 10, 2019
In 2016, Dan Giusti - former head chef at Copenhagen-based Noma - founded Brigaid, a school meals consu
September 2, 2019
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August 30, 2019
The article based on research conducted by the NPD Group highlights that often consu
August 29, 2019
In this article, the authors highlight the importance of their multisector partnerships in their efforts to expand the scientific evidence base for
August 27, 2019
Dariush Mozaffarian (Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University) and Dan Glickman (US Secretary of Agriculture
August 21, 2019
A new study looking at 20 hand-harvested crops in 123 fields in t
August 20, 2019
The 7th Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Development (TICAD) Conference will take place in Yokohama, Japan on 28-30 August 2019. While th
August 5, 2019
The 2019/2020 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Pitch Competition, organised by the SUN Business Network, ha
July 23, 2019
This new BioInnovate Africa project - through the International Potato Center (CIP) - is designed to support better nutrition, post-harvest loss ma
July 19, 2019
Together for Nutrition was co-led by Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN and Myriam Sidibe, Senior fellow, Mossavar Rahmani Centre for Busine
July 19, 2019
On 27 June, FPRI Senior Research Fellow Harold Alderman delivered the
July 17, 2019
This article from The Conversation challenges actors across the food system to go beyond product reformulation - especially of ultra processed food
July 16, 2019
This article from Stanford Social Innovation Review explores whether warning labels might be a good way to promote healthy dietary choices and fost
July 2, 2019
This fascinating article in Science Daily from Northwestern University
July 2, 2019
Good piece that asks questions about the implications for the Sustainable Health Diet in low and middle income countries.
June 28, 2019
On June 17-18, more than 120 government officials, civil society organizations, private sector members, international donors, practitioners, and st
June 27, 2019
In this post, the authors discuss the differences in the findings from the two leading sources of data on obesity.
June 26, 2019
The authors call for greater collaboration across all sectors to address the interconnected challenges of food security, climate and wellbeing:
June 26, 2019
Norway has launched a new action plan – Food, People and the Environment – to promote sustainable food systems in the context of Norwegian foreign
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June 25, 2019
After extensive consultation and collaboration with more than 45,000 Canadians - including food producers and processors, experts in environment, h
June 14, 2019
Starting in July, Aldi will replace its plastic bags, with paper bags in half of its stores, and biodegradable bags in the other half of stores.
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June 12, 2019
In this blog for the Consumer Goods Forum, Lawrence Haddad challenges public and private sectors to rethink how retailers can use their position an
June 11, 2019
Featured in the SDG Knowledge Hub, this piece from Martin Koehring highlights the importance of tackling food sy
June 11, 2019
The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards are designed to recognise and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmenta
June 6, 2019
A new study suggests that the products from the 'food waste market' could be worth