News and spotlights

September 17, 2021
The UN Food Systems Summit has brought together actors from all over the world from all parts of the food systems.
September 13, 2021
This piece from The Conversation highlights concerns about how big business tactics may jeopardise public health and nutrition.
September 2, 2021
Because of the reach, expertise and influence of food businesses, they have the responsibility and a unique opportunity to improve their impacts on
August 5, 2021
Last week, more than 500 in-person delegates and over 20,000 virtual delegates from 190 countries gathered for the Pre-Summit to discuss how they w
July 30, 2021
This piece from the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) discusses the
July 27, 2021
Mobilising public and private investments to drive food systems transformation and prioritising game-changing solutions should lay on collective ac
July 21, 2021
This blog on SDG2 Advocacy Hub highlights the importance of tracking business commitments for nutrition at three upcoming global summits: United Na
July 5, 2021
This article from the Washington Post explores the context and breadth of current global inflation of food items. Staple food items like jollof ric
June 30, 2021
This article from the Guardian explains the UK government's new proposal to limit junk food advertising on platforms from Facebook to Google to loc
June 25, 2021
The Demand Generation Alliance (DGA) has been established with a single vision: to make nutritious and sustainable food the preferred consumer choi
June 4, 2021
The project, “People-centered Food Systems: Fostering Human Rights-based Approaches,” aims to characterize constraints globally and within
June 4, 2021
This article from the BBC looks at the changes in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO)'s food price index which tracks prices around th
June 3, 2021
Based on a presentation to Nestlé executives and seen by the Financial Ti
May 26, 2021
In this blog for the International Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Carin Smaller (Director, Agriculture, Trade & Investment of the Internati
May 5, 2021
The review will be an independent, assessment of Nutrition Connect to:
April 7, 2021
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) and will be the administ
April 2, 2021
This article from FoodNavigator, with input from the lead author of a recent report, "
April 1, 2021
In this piece, Juliana Jaramillo, Global Lead Sustainable Agriculture for the Rainforest Alliance calls for all stakeholders to take action to main
March 23, 2021
This article highlights some of the successes of GAIN Mozambique, and what they have been able to accomplish by engaging in alliances with governme
March 10, 2021
In her response to criticism that the UN Food Systems Summit disproportionately focuses on market-based and big-business solutions to challenges in
March 4, 2021
Despite efforts to make the 2021 Food Systems Summit a "peoples' summit", there have been concerns that leadership focus on market-based solutions
March 1, 2021
Food for All Ghana School Feeding Program rebranded as the “LunchBox School Feeding Initiative” empowers vulnerable and food-insecure chil
February 22, 2021
The GAIN Nordic Partnership is a multi-sector platform which aims to facilitate scalable and inclusive business models that enhance the nutritional
February 11, 2021
“Snacking is a growing trend around the world and India is no exception. Consumers are increasingly eating snacks instead of meals.
February 10, 2021
The resolution, coordinated by responsible investment NGO ShareAction, is being co-filed by seve
December 17, 2020
The Nutrition for Growth Year of Action was formally launched earlier this week, virtually bringing together world leaders and the nutrition commun
December 2, 2020
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier
November 16, 2020
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is engaging public-private sector actors in Ethiopian urban and peri-urban areas to widen access
November 10, 2020
Though this proposal is still in a conceptual stage, it is aimed at improving citizen health, especially as COVID-19 has highlighted increased risk
November 10, 2020
"Author Benjamin Lorr spent five years looking into that as he studied all aspects of American supermarkets — from the suppliers,
November 6, 2020
This blog from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) sets out the goals of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G)  and Food Systems Summits sch
November 5, 2020
The Healthy Diets for Tea Communities programme is co-funded by Unilever, Taylors of Harrogate, the Republic of Tea, Bigelow, Reginald Ames, JDE, W
October 19, 2020
This opinion piece in Aljazeera is from Allison Oman Lawi, Acting Director of Nutrition for the World Food Programme (WFP), and Penjani Mkambula, H
October 16, 2020
Although reducing food waste and improving distribution are only part of the transformational changes need to realign food systems so everyone has
October 9, 2020
This article from Paul Newnham of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub sheds light on an innovative initiative - The Chefs Manifesto - and how chefs across the gl
October 8, 2020
This article in the Guardian provides a good snapshot of the recent findings from a Public Health England showing results from the third year of PH
October 6, 2020
This Business Fights Poverty piece is from Laurene Aubert, Global Partnership Manager at the SUN Business Network (SBN) and N4G Lead for Global All
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