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Briefing for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa

’Future Food Systems – for people, planet and prosperity’, a briefing for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa.  On April 26, 2022, the FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF) hosted a briefing to discuss the findings from the Global Panel’s Foresight report, Future Food Systems – for people, planet and prosperity,…

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Opinion piece – It’s time to nourish Africa once and for all

Nature Food published an article today entitled “It’s time to nourish Africa once and for all.“ In the article Dr Adesina argues that for too long African countries have failed to make the necessary investments to provide sustainable, healthy diets for their citizens. Something that should be a basic human right. Today, nearly 250 million…

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Options for reforming agricultural subsidies from health, climate, and economic perspectives

On the 10th January 2022, Nature Communications published an article by Dr Marco Springmann, Foresight 2.0 report Lead Expert Group member and senior researcher, Oxford Martin School, and Dr. Florian Freund, economic researcher, Oxford Martin School, co-funded by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The article discusses the use of integrated…

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Nutrition Research in Policy: Research impact on policy and practice in nutrition

The Nutrition for Growth Summit was held in Tokyo on 7-8th December 2021 to identify and discuss solutions to worldwide nutrition challenges as the world approaches the final decade of the Sustainable Development Goals. A side event was held on the 14th December with the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK Research Initiative, and the ANH…

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Harnessing aquatic foods for sustainable healthy diets

Co-authored by Global Panel Chair Sir John Beddington, Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Chair of UN Nutrition and Dr. Gareth Johnstone, Director General of WorldFish. It highlights the important role that aquatic foods play in sustainable healthy diets and the potential of sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, in combination with reduced food loss and waste and supportive fiscal…

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Opinion: A ‘net zero’– equivalent target is needed to transform food systems

Published in Nature Food on Friday 3rd December 2021, Foresight Report Co-chair Prof Tim Benton, Panel member Dr Shenggen Fan and other colleagues discuss why nations need to position food systems transformation at the heart of policy priorities, which was not a theme at COP26. Read full article here. The UN Food Systems Summit in…

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COP26: Addressing the triple burden of climate change, conflict, and malnutrition to improve prospects for peace

Global Panel member Dr. Celso Moretti discusses the triple burden of climate change, conflict and malnutrition at the COP26 IFAD pavilion event on 8th November 2021 At a COP26 pavilion event, hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Panel member Dr. Celso Moretti gave his insights on the need for fundamental food…

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Repurposing agriculture support to improve nutrition, health, and the environment

On 28th July 2021, the Global Panel and the World Bank co-hosted an affiliated session ‘Repurposing agriculture support to improve nutrition, health, and the environment’ at the United Nation’s Food Systems Pre-Summit which discussed the potential role realigning public agricultural support could play in promoting both human and planetary health. A recording of the session is below. During the session, Dr Marco Springmann and Dr Madhur Gautam presented the…

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Scientific Group

The Scientific Group is a diverse collaboration of global scientists and researchers appointed to ensure the content and outcomes of the UN’s Food Systems Summit are underpinned by science, and that the commitments from the Summit are achievable.   The Global Panel has provided the Scientific Group with two technical briefs ahead of the Summit.   The first brief ‘COVID-19 and Food Systems: Rebuilding for Resilience’ argues…

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Member State Dialogues

A key component to the success of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit is the involvement of different stakeholder groups from across the food system. As part of preparations for the Summit, actors across the food system are being encouraged to convene multi-stakeholder Food Systems Summit Dialogues.  To engage as many stakeholders as possible, three types of Food Systems Summit Dialogues can be convened:  Member State Summit Dialogues organised…

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