This policy brief shows that a reduction in food loss and waste, particularly in high nutrient foods, has the potential to yield substantial nutritional benefits, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Addressing loss and waste of nutritious foods should be a specific new priority for improving nutrition.

Foresight 2.0

In 2016, the Global Panel published a Foresight report Food Systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st Century. This has since been shared widely with policymakers in low and middle-income countries and in international policy circles with the aim of sensitising policymakers on the urgent need for food systems to deliver healthier diets and better nutrition for the future.

This brief seeks to stimulate governments and other stakeholders to help build strategies to incentivise the private sector to influence food systems in ways that will improve the food environment, and enable better dietary choices.

This policy brief is a call to action for policymakers at all levels to recognize the central role of high-quality diets and nutrition in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This brief explores the deepening crisis of urban malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries and the forces that drive it.

This Global Panel’s new policy brief looks at consumer-based factors that influence the consumption of high quality diets.

This brief considers current evidence on what works and provides recommendations for action that affect supply dynamics of the food system, aimed at both public and private sector actors.

Poor diet is the number one risk factor driving the world’s disease burden. This Report identifies decisions that policymakers need to take in the coming decade to invest in effective policies to reduce all forms of malnutrition, repositioning food systems from feeding people to nourishing people.

"Nutrition for Growth II from commitment to action" provides information and advice, in the form of 10 evidence-based recommendations, to help policymakers invest in effective policies to reduce all forms of malnutrition.

What is the cost of malnutrition? The Global Panel calls for more attention to the costs of inaction and urges policymakers, particularly those in economic planning and finance ministries, to invest in nutrition and in actionable food and agriculture policies.

This working paper was commissioned in advance of the African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative to highlight why investing in nutrition is important from an economic perspective. 

"Assuring Safe Food Systems: Policy Options for a Healthier Food Supply" reviews food safety issues that are critical to poor and vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.

"Managing food price volatility: policy options to support healthy diets and nutrition in the context of uncertainty" identifies policy interventions that can anticipate and mitigate the negative dietary and nutritional outcomes of price volatility and market uncertainty.

The policy Brief "Healthy meals in schools: Policy innovations linking agriculture, food systems and nutrition", explains why a greater policy emphasis is needed on the multiple-win outcomes of healthy meals in schools.

The brief argues that improved metrics and data are needed for effective food system policies in the post-2015 era. It is aimed at analysts, statistical experts and decision makers who use evidence to guide their policy choices.

This first GLobal Panel's technical brief describes the breadth of policies relating to agriculture and food systems that influence nutritional outcomes for people, and the opportunities to make these more nutrition enhancing.

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Climate-smart food systems for enhanced nutrition explains the challenges of meeting both agricultural and nutritional needs in the face of climate change. It identifies specific opportunities for policy change that can simultaneously enhance food and nutrition security.

Biofortification: An Agricultural Investment for Nutrition

Biofortification: An Agricultural Investment for Nutrition lays out the technical evidence and arguments for supporting biofortification as one element of a nutrient-sensitive national agricultural research and investment strategy.